" clearly accompanies greater narrative sophistication, but why should it be embodied by realism?
The "magic" that can make a lady seem a knight and a goblin page a wain of hay or a child is, in Scott's poem, the magic of literacy, or what Kittler calls "alphabetism
": "Around 1800, the book became both film and record simultaneously--not, however, as a technological reality, but only in the imaginary of readers' souls.
In this sense, from the outset Regeneration offers a "writing lesson" by contrasting the visual images of the first sequence to subsequent scenes in which alphabetism
becomes a prominent topic of the diegesis.
However, Melville Dewey, the head of the New York Department of Education, who actually issued the certificates, had a penchant for alphabetism
. He or one of his staff reorganized the list into alphabetical order, awarding Frank Broaker, certificate number 1.
Although racism, sexism, ageism, etc, are all regarded as unacceptable evils, no thought has been given to those suffering from alphabetism
On the other hand, researchers use the term initialism for the popular means of forming new words by taking the initial letters of multiword sequences, which are traditionally divided into two types: acronyms and alphabetisms [Rua, (2002) apud Altakhaineh (2017)].
Unlike business acronyms, business alphabetisms are a combination of the first letters of the words, spelled in upper case and pronounced as a series of letters.
In the case of alphabetisms
, their central members include cases in which their original words are initialized or cases where some words may be represented by more than one letter, e.g.
All museum alphabetisms
(they are not, as a rule, acronyms; Algeo and Algeo, 1991:9) are conformant with Leviton et al., 1980, insofar as given; others are: ASUMZ, Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology, State University, Arkansas; EAL, Ernest A.
Visan, Nadina, (2013), A comprehensive view on English acronyms and alphabetisms
, in SCOL (Studies and Research in Onomastics and Lexicology), no.