Research: Derrida theory Deconstruction of speech and writing

  • Speech is interior to the mind-the biological organs of the body,
  • writing -Exterior.-uses pen.

(Baines and Haslam, 2005)

The differences of speech and writing will help with my practice of type and sound, as  it helped to identify how speech can be expressive and how I could combine the expression of speech into type.

Derrida Deconstruction of speech and writing theory

  • Words have multi various meanings.
  • Derrida believed that writing never stops and any written word or sentence is not limited  to any single idea. (Lupton and Miller, 1999)
  • Derrida was well known for developing the reading strategy called ‘deconstruction’ which claims that text undermines the meaning, and that words have no meaning and it is a way of reading that is not intended. He believed that the deconstruction theory shows the two oppositions that are dominant ways of thinking such as speech and writing. Derrida’s aim is to use the same but direct you towards seeing it differently (Lupton,2010).
  • Derrida believed spoken language was better understood then the written language. .(Lupton and Miller, 1999)

 

How will Derrida’s theory help with my practice?

Derrida’s theory will help with my practice of type and sound by making typography be heard as well as seen.

 

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