logocentrism(redirected from logocentric)
1. A structuralist approach to texts and especially to literary works that conceives of language as based in rational thought and holding meaning by virtue of its potential relation to fundamental reality.
2. Excessive attention paid to the meanings of words or distinctions in their usage.
lo′go·cen′trist n. & adj.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature philosophy concentration on language or words to the detriment of the things to which they refer
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