Arts 130 Digital Visual Culture

Barthes LEXICON: Rhetoric of the Image

Intellection [2]
'intellection' can refer to the process of understanding, a particular act of the intellect, or an idea as the result of such an act (a thought).

Monica R. Quinlan

Asyndeton [2]
A stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of related clauses. Examples are veni, vidi, vici and its English translation "I came, I saw, I conquered."

Lauren Parks

Quasi [2]
Seen on page 25 on Barthes. The word is used in the sentence, "... here there is a loss of the equivalence characteristic of true sign-systems and a positing of a quasi-identity".

Lindsay S. Fletcher

Polysemous [2]

Having multiple meanings

Stephanie Y. Tsuyemura


Privative (adjective): marked by the absence, removal, or loss of some quality or attribute that is normally present (noun): a privative attribute, quality, or proposition

Anndrea F. Nelson

Agglutination [2]

The morphological process of adding affixes to the base of a word; a mass or group formed by the union of separate elements.

Allison T. Cucuiat

Paradigmatic [2]
In linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure used paradigm to refer to a class of elements with similarities.

Heather Sielke

Posit- To place or put in a position. In article, used in the form "positing"

Claire Doyle

a. Among some phoneticians, phonation is the process by which the vocal folds produce certain sounds through quasi-periodic vibration.

b. Other phoneticians, though, call this process quasi-periodic vibration voicing, and they use the term phonation to refer to any oscillatory state of any part of the larynx that modifies the airstream, of which voicing is just one example.

Yaz Rosete

Surreptitiously [2]
obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.

Alexander G. Centeno

Idiolect [2]
The speech of an individual, considered as a linguistic pattern unique among speakers of his or her language or dialect.

Carissa A. Zavada

Filiation [2]
Filial relationship especially of a son to his father b : the adjudication of paternity
Descent or derivation especially from a culture or language b : the act or process of determining such relationship

Sevi Khosharay

Syntagm [2]

A syntagmic relationship is one where signs occur in sequence or parallel and operate together to create meaning.

For example, the letters in a word have syntagmic relationship with one another, as do the words in a sentence or the objects in a picture.

Alexander Hartman

Diegesis [2]
A narrative or history; a recital or relation

Georgianna M. Wilson

intonation [2]
Rise and fall of the voice pitch. The pattern or melody of pitch changes in connected speech, esp. the pitch pattern of a sentence, which distinguishes kinds of sentences or speakers of different language cultures.

Blaire Suding

Metonymy [2]
Is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is
not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately
associated with that thing or concept

Amy Moore

To make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain: an explanation that elucidated his recent strange behavior. To provide clarification; explain.

Michelle Drummy

Of or relating to nourishment or nutrition

Jeffre B. Marsch

Ontology [2]
The branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or
being as such

Anna Campbell