As is generally accepted in the field of historical linguistics, variation in the synchrony represents change in the diachrony
Indeed, Kermode's institutionalism chimes with the German Higher Criticism and its discovery of diachrony
in the Biblical texts themselves, and with the concern for transmission, whether smooth or irregular, that Foucault denoted in his interest in genealogies.
They write: "Besides the dialogue within the discipline and between disciplines, the elaboration of the methodology of studying translation and translating points also to the need for a dialogue between diachrony
This interchangeability of the natural and the artificial is legible in the diachrony
of a process whose eskhaton can be described the following way: "Economic history, whose entire previous development centered around the opposition between city and country, has now progressed to the point of nullifying both.
In Studies in Typology and Diachrony
, William Croft, Keith Denning, and Suzanne Kemmer (eds.
Through this extended diachrony
, we see the Southeast as the historical and spiritual geography upon which the entire fabric of Cherokee life and culture was built and against which colonization and removal left their mark.
Consequently, this study shows that the faunal association of different beds of the Maekula Member varies by locality, indicating diachrony
of the lowest calcareous beds of Estonia and Ingria (Parnaste 2003).
Thus synchrony and diachrony
are two separate aspects of language, and history cannot be systematic but is rather in flux.
15) Yet, Corti is also careful to note that these critics' sensibility to synchrony and paradigm never forfeits the attention to speech act and diachrony
, that is, to the individual subject and history: "[.
He describes how "the relationship with the other is time: it is an untotalizable diachrony
in which one moment pursues another without ever being able to retrieve it, to catch up with it, or coincide with it.
This technique resolves momentarily the great Saussurean binary of synchrony and diachrony
But it is legitimate only as a new historicist move, undertaken in full awareness that the limitations of diachrony
come into play only after an acceptance of its irrevocable reality.
He has recently published: "`No One, Not Even God, Can Take the Place of the Victim': Metz, Levinas, and Practical Christology after the Shoah," Horizons 26 (1999) 191-214; "Otherwise than Time or Beyond Synchrony: the Difference of Diachrony
in Levinas," Eglise et Theologie 30 (1999) 53-75; and "Ad Regnum Caritatis: The Finality of Biblical Interpretation in Augustine and Ricoeur," Augustinian Studies 30 (1999) 105-27.
the study of contemporary events) as diachrony
(de Saussure, 1983).
(Diachronie): awakening to responsibility in time.