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logology

- The pursuit of word puzzles; also the science of words.
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logology

the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words. — logologist, n.
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At the same time, palindromic experimentations were often presented as an element of visual poetry, while seemingly avoiding direct association with other forms of word-play and logology in general.
The rhetoric of religion: Studies in logology. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
To make a link between theology and what Kenneth Burke has called logology: between mythos and logos, mythology and literature.
INVESTIGATING THE SELF VERSUS SOCIOLOGY: FROM ETHNOMETHODOLOGY TO LOGOLOGY
The rhetoric of religion: Studies in logology. Berkeley: University of California Press.
In order to clarify the numerous onto-linguistic consequences that derive from the above-mentioned paradoxes, Burke proposes "logology" (no doubt an old project that Novalis was quite fond of) as the empirical study of symbolic action.
Burke, Kenneth 1961 The rhetoric of religion: Studies in logology. Berkeley: University of California Press.
The Rhetoric of Religion: Studies in Logology. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1961).
Vogler, "Eighteenth-Century Logology and the Book of Job," Religion & Literature 20: 3 (Autumn 1988): 26.
(3) Borgman introduced a journal, Word Ways, in 1968, devoted to the area of inquiry he called "logology." Neologisms specific to this putative discipline have sprouted, such as eggcorn, holorime, mondegreen, oronym, and soramimi.
The Rhetoric of Religion: Studies in Logology. London: U of California P, 1970.
Admittedly, Burkean scholars will reason that there is no amount of information, pontification, or gratitude that is considered too much to read in considering the dynamics of logology and the tragicomic, but for most others a more cursory reading of these ideas in chapters 2 and 3 can yield sufficient fluency in the arguments Hatch forwards.