dialecticism


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dialecticism

(ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪˌsɪzəm)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) the influence of dialect
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a dialectal expression
3. philosophy the philosophical concept that the world consists of opposite but not necessarily opposing ideas or concepts which, when put together, either negate each other or synthesize into a whole (e.g. man + woman = a couple; right wing + left wing = government)

dialecticism

1. a dialect word or expression.
2. dialectal speech or influence.
See also: Language
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A particularly European spirit of debate, dialogue, and dialecticism pervades this Italianist thesis as well as the Dahlhausian caveat that follows: "[t]he task of reconsidering relationships between the aesthetic and historical substance of works of music" can be as valuable in enabling new perspectives today as it is fraught with drawbacks (p.
Research has suggested that Westerners tend to be unrealistically optimistic and Easterners tend to show more emotional dialecticism (e.
Brian Russell Graham's new book, The Necessary Unity of Opposites: The Dialectical Thinking of Northrop Frye, contributes to this increase in interest and argues that Frye's thought is unified by a dialecticism heavily influenced by William Blake's Orc/Urizen cycle.