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Maddin's archaism recalls Diana Brydon's argument that postmodern devices can serve postcolonial ends when affirming the "cultural contamination" created in the process of settlers becoming indigenous.
What do you mean by archaism in terms of technology?
In terms of literary texture, the careful analyses of Apuleian style made by Callebat and others have laid the ground work for the type of thoroughgoing literary and linguistic commentary to be found in the latest volumes of the Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius, (64) where ten or more pages of commentary are dedicated to each page of Latin text, recognising the depth of allusion and literary ornament underlying Apuleian language, and showing that apparent peculiarities are due to conscious archaism, subtle intertextual echoes, and recognisable planning.
In one of the book's strongest chapters, Munro takes on the intriguing question of archaism in religious writing, the primary site of engagement with archaism for most early modern audiences.
Present-Day English use of a mostly fixed word order within sentences may make divergences from this pattern seem unusual and suggest archaism, as implied in the introductory quotation.
But "communist China" is an absurd archaism, and China is not likely to wind up on the ash heap of history.
As trewth, trauthe, or troth (the last still surviving as an archaism with "plight"), loyalty or fidelity was the normal meaning of the word throughout the Middle Ages, and it only began to be an unambiguous equivalent of the Latin veritas in the later 16th century.
It could be that Judeo-Romance languages preserved an archaism that eventually found its way into Yiddish.
One central topic of this second section addresses the use of archaism by authors writing of earlier ages.
Too frequent inversion of English word order, however, inevitably produces a self-consciously poetic archaism.
It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes.
Known in his prose for his Greek- and Latin-derived neologisms--some of them still the stock-in-trade of philosophy and the other humanities--and known also for his self-styled acts of "desynonymizing" (Shawcross I 61), whereby two words seemingly of the same meaning are carefully discriminated in the interest of his lifelong argument with the "mechanic philosophy" and all its cultural works, Coleridge in this poem distinguishes himself by his use of archaism.