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beautiful handwriting

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Vita's book is a welcome step toward such a linguistic study of the Amarna letters, but a definitive palaeographic and chirographic analysis of the letters remains a desideratum.
The orality of electronic media is called "secondary" because of its dependence on chirographic and typographic composition, whereas "primary" orality is based on the voice grounded in the body.
power-driven," while typographic or chirographic people see words
Book historians have well established the depths to which early modern manuscript culture continued to operate within and affect a culture coming to be dominated by print, often identifying evidence of chirographic elements infiltrating printed documents or of printers mimicking the devices of scribes (as with those early printed interludes that, following the scribal practice of putting the character list in the colophon, printed character lists at the end of the book).
Despite these shared features, however, there are important and often overlooked developments between the Latin and Old English riddle genres, particularly in terms of their treatment of chirographic topics.
This phonocentrism of Osundare's verse is a salutary throwback to African orature, a chirographic revalorization of tradition and the oral patrimony of Africa.
The theological tradition, ranging across time and space--the centuries of Christianity and the myriad cultures and places in which the reflection on Christian belief occurs--also embraces the variety of information processing, storage, and understanding techniques described in studies of oral, chirographic, print, visual, and electronic cultures.
The form of the self is shaped by how a given culture relates to the modes of its symbolizing practices to its chirographic, typographic, or digitizing technologies.
Although the manuscripts themselves do not usually date from much before the late nineteenth century, they provide information about a chirographic tradition that was still alive, if not flourishing, when they were copied.
Consequently, Truth has chirographic titles as idiosyncratic as "A balade of Geffrey Chaucier vppon his dethe bedde lyinge in grete Anguysse," from British Library MS Cotton Otho A.XVIII and as seemingly misleading as "Prouerbium Scogan," a title unique to Oxford, Corpus Christi College MS 203.
Rejecting Ong's theories about the rigid differences between speech-oriented and chirographic technologies for analyzing relations in colonial America, however, Sandra Gustafson makes the compelling argument that there exist multiple traditions of oratory, even among Native speakers in the pre-Revolutionary period and that the relationship between oral and written forms of expression had considerable overlap; Eloquence is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999), esp.
Although oral in spirit, the individual's identity has come to be defined by a chirographic culture (this element is ironically recalled in Dame's observation of the numbers and letters on the arms of death camp survivors who have migrated to America); in order for the modem Jew to pray, she must be able to read.
shown reaching through & `breaching' the name, thereby creating the `Breach of Miltons descent' (34:42)."(16) In this argument, Vogler draws particular attention to the "chirographic splitting" of "MIL/TON" on the title page as part of "a complex act of un/renaming" (142), and I would like to place his idea of "chirographic splitting" into the context of my own arguments on the aurality of writing.
(As I argue elsewhere, Dickinson consistently reverses the practice of indenting a line--as in the second of the two versions of Longfellow quoted earlier--to indicate non-integral separation: she prefers to leave space after a word, not before it.) But none of the other lyrics have the upside-down and marginal inscription that characterizes "That sacred Closet." Without denying the validity and indeed the value of other attempts to explain the provenance of such chirographic deviation, I offer the following scenario for consideration: there are fifteen poems in this set, written on ten leaves of paper.