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actant

(ˈæktənt)
n
(Grammar) linguistics (in valency grammar) a noun phrase functioning as the agent of the main verb of a sentence
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(2.) I choose to use the word actant rather than actor, which is more commonly deployed, because it does not carry the same anthropocentric connotations.
In my paper, I draw on this framework that recognizes that media is an actant and apply it to illuminate how the relationship of agents, including the billboards and other non-humans, contribute to the in-story action and shape new possibilities and disrupt patterns of being, thinking and acting.
The study examines fictionality, emotionality, and dramatization in fiction and non-fiction, assesses presented discourse corpus data, and identifies the fictionalized reader as a fictional actant created using discourse presentation.
Latour's notion of the actant: "a source of action that can be
Cette distance varie d'un actant a un autre et illustre la maitrise de soi de l'artiste martial.
This marks a change of great contrast with the actancial model at school, where the child takes the role of an apprentice who acts according to adult instructions; in actancial terminology the apprentice child presents the "destinataire" function, the "actant" whose function is to receive benefits in diegesis or other situations.
Any actant may form relationships with other agents, whether human or non-human, in a particular context.
Types of pigments: Blues (phthalocyanine, triarylcarbonium), Greens (phthalocyanine, chronium), Iron Oxides, Reds (naphtol, quinacridone, BONA, triarylcarbonium, perylene, anthraquinone, benzimidazolone, DPP), Specialty Pigments (pearlescent), Yellow (monoazo, diarylide, isoindolinone, benzimidazolone, bisacetoacetarylide, quinophthalone, lead chromate), Orange (naphthol, disazopyrazolone, diarylide, benzimidazolone, perinone, azoheterocyclus, DPP), Dispersions (aqueous glycol/VOC/ amine free/surf actant based, aqueous glycol/surfactant based)
(40) The baby-iPad-encounter videos tend to deal with children who are slightly older than Lupton's newborns, but they do prompt the question of embodied parent-child relations and what happens when a third actant, the mobile touch-screen device, is introduced to the ongoing process of interembodiment--what could be termed "mediated interembodiment." While less intense than the mother-child relationship described by Lupton, the concept of interembodiment can be modified here to designate the communicative circuit between parent, child, and mobile touch-screen device.