ADAPT: A Developmental, Asemantic
, and Procedural Model for Transcoding From Verbal to Arabic Numerals.
Attending primarily to the nature of ambiguity itself, it examines, by way of a consideration of close reading, the neglected question of the reader's desire and ability to perceive ambiguity, and then, via Jakobson, considers the "literary" as a matter of what "Art" adds, and what it is that may generate this essentially non- or asemantic
cross-current in a text.
In the Cage tribute, the lists are asemantic
through-lines set contra-puntally against larger blocks of text that adopt the rhetoric of exposition (though not its goals).
All of it is both destroyed, by being deprived of meaning, and preserved, because not only does it still exist, but in an asemantic
void, it becomes prominent, it imposes itself, exposes itself to view--in brief, because it represents itself.
So a feminist philosophy of vocal expression is chiefly a philosophy of the female voice, a crossing of myths, philosophical narratives, and literary representations, a journey, step-by-step, from the vindication of the lost, corporeal, asemantic features of voice to new political issues.
The Bible and Greek thought are paired as sources of Western philosophy; but the Jewish tradition maintains a stricter connection with the physical act of breathing in its representation of vocality and conceives voice as a sign of the prelogical and asemantic qualities of the living being.
My argument would be, instead, that the pleasures and emotions of a female spectator go beyond both an asemantic jouissance for the musical beauty of voice and the acrobatic ability of the singer's performance, on the one hand, and a sympathetic response to plot narratives, on the other.
It is Stockhausen's declared and forcefully sought-after goal to overcome, through an ingenious preplanned structuring of the parameters, the asemantic
formalism which was paired with the omnipresent system of arithmetic serial construction.
156-77), in which Boltz presents a thesis about the potentiality of the development of an asemantic
writing system in China, a development that was prevented by a world-view that definitively fixed Chinese script in its logographic nature by "reinforcing the bonds of the graphic-phonetic-semantic trinity" (p.
The most interesting discussions of musical ambiguity are concerned with content and textuality rather than syntax; the sort of ambivalence valued by the symbolist poets, according to Jarocinski, arose from music's apparently asemantic