Week 2 – Roland Barthes

Barthes, R Written Clothing

Glossary of words I didn’t understand

Syntactic

sɪnˈtaktɪk

adjective
adjective: syntactic 
of or according to syntax.
syntactic analysis”
Lexicon
ˈlɛksɪk(ə)n/
noun
noun: lexicon; plural noun: lexicons
the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge
“the size of the English lexicon”
a dictionary, especially of Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, or Arabic.
“a Greek–Latin lexicon”
Shantung
ʃanˈtʌŋ/
noun
noun: shantung
a dress fabric spun from tussore silk with random irregularities in the surface texture.
“a shantung blouse”
Ethnology
ɛθˈnɒlədʒi/
noun
noun: ethnology
the study of the characteristics of different peoples and the differences and relationships between them.
Syntax
ˈsɪntaks/
noun
noun: syntax
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
“the syntax of English”
a set of rules for or an analysis of the syntax of a language.
plural noun: syntaxes
“generative syntax”
the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax
the structure of statements in a computer language.
Schematic
skiːˈmatɪk,skɪˈmatɪk/
adjective
adjective: schematic
(of a diagram or other representation) symbolic and simplified.
“schematic diagrams”
(of thought, ideas, etc.) simplistic or formulaic in character.
“Freeman constructs a highly schematic reading of the play”
Substratum
sʌbˈstrɑːtəm,sʌbˈstreɪtəm/
noun
noun: substratum; plural noun: substrata
an underlying layer or substance, in particular a layer of rock or soil beneath the surface of the ground.
“the plant will grow very rapidly and send out runners above the substratum”
a foundation or basis of something.
“there is a broad substratum of truth in her story”
Analogous
əˈnaləɡəs/
adjective
adjective: analogous
comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
“they saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children”

 

 

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