glossematics


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glossematics

(ˌɡlɒsəˈmætɪks)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics the study of glossemes

glossematics

the science or study of glossemes, the smallest unit of linguistic communication. — glossematic, adj.
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In reflecting the glossematics of the Institutes in his own use of quotation and lapidary comment, Pound strives to mime Coke's retrieval of a body of laws which has fallen into desuetude, old laws being, by implication, more reliable than new ones.
Guattari's great innovation was to use Hjelmslev's glossematics to move beyond Lacan's linguistic formulations to develop a semiology of the unconscious that recognized but was not limited to linguistics, and to understand traditional Freudian definitions of the main concepts of Oedipal story such as castration, sublimation and lack as deriving from social relations and group dynamics.
The analysis of these properties from the standpoint of Glossematics (HJELMSLEV, I975) and of Tensive Semiotics (Z1LBERBERG, 2006) led us to the following results: (i) because music and phonological systems comprise common categories, it is possible to establish a genetic kinship between verbal and musical expressions; (ii) the characteristic meaning effect of tonal melodies is a result of a hierarchically structured syntagmatic configuration of suprasegments (chronemes, tonemes, dynamemes); (iii) other categories of the melodic system such as tempo, dynamics, and timbre play a distinct role in the melodic hierarchy and, as our investigation shows, they are responsible, for the marks left in the text by the performer instance of the enunciation subject.