Kenneth Burke: Core Texts & Summaries

From Language as Symbolic Action Terministic Screens Burke’s Terministic Screens, a frequently referenced chapter of Language as Symbolic Action, stresses a distinction between “scientistic” and “dramatistic” approaches to language. Identifying the “scientistic” approach as “language as definition” and, likewise, the ‘dramatistic” approach as “language as act,” Burke argues the two approaches diverge considerably to encourage… Continue Reading Kenneth Burke: Core Texts & Summaries

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