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If as a sequence they form traditions, then controversies are intertextual: they refer to one another, copying rhetorical styles, modes of conflict, and expressive behaviors such as hissing, heckling, throwing vegetables at the actors, or the antiphonal singing of political songs.
For example, he uses "antiphony" rather than "antiphon" or "antiphonal singing," and he uses "sentence," a term he appears to have borrowed from Anglican usage, to replace more specific medieval designations such as "antiphon," "respond," "verse," and "versicle." (For example, rather than "introit antiphons," he writes: "sentences ...