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Texts is a dimension in SPIRIN Encyclopedia. This dimension, however, is in itself a multifacetal phenomenon, which can be studied from different perspectives, showing a variety of aspects.

From the perspective of the other SPIRIN dimensions the following aspects can be distinguished:

  • Words: vocabulary; grammar, concordance; clavis; syntax; poetics; etymology; semantic field;
  • Things: ink; paper; papyrus; stone; metal; audio-visual media;
  • Arts: calligraphy; printing; illuminations;
  • Texts:
  • Forms: forms (genre; Gattung) and setting (Sitz im Leben);
  • Connections: reading-community; intertextuality; intra-textual relations; trans-cultural relations;
  • Processes: spiritual processes implied in texts;
  • Professions: facilitators in reading processes;
  • Disciplines: linguistics; exegesis; semantics; literary historical criticism;
  • Theories hermeneutic approach; critical theory;