chirographic


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chi·rog·ra·phy

 (kī-rŏg′rə-fē)
n.
Penmanship.

chi·rog′ra·pher n.
chi′ro·graph′ic (kī′rə-grăf′ĭk), chi′ro·graph′i·cal adj.
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He argued that modes of language--oral, chirographic, print, electronic--shape us and shape culture.
This phonocentrism of Osundare's verse is a salutary throwback to African orature, a chirographic revalorization of tradition and the oral patrimony of Africa.
The theological tradition, ranging across time and space--the centuries of Christianity and the myriad cultures and places in which the reflection on Christian belief occurs--also embraces the variety of information processing, storage, and understanding techniques described in studies of oral, chirographic, print, visual, and electronic cultures.
This depiction of written words surrounding and framing Milton provides a chirographic analogy to the textual description of the final descent of Ololon who is "folded as a Garment dipped in blood / Written within & without" (42: 12-13) and coveting the limbs of the "One Man Jesus the Saviour" (42:11).
The result, as we can see in both long and short vernacular xiaoshuo texts, is a sort of hybrid composition, chirographic or typographic but very much retaining the communal character of oral narration.