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"Richard J. Leskosky" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 12 Jun 1995 15:42:30 -0500
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>I had a similar problem with my Masters dissertation and the word
>"interpellated":  no one knew what it meant, and oddly enough, my spell
>chekker didn't query it except when I spelt it wrong due to sloppy typing
>(as this post will probably demonstrate!!)
>Most people were able to dissern what the word meant by the context of
>its use (likewise in my own experience with "diegetic").  For the record,
>I use interpellate to mean what the audience receives as text which is
>not necessarily what the text-manufacturer intented (rhetorical
>discourse).  All of this is working from ideas from Eagleton's *Ideology
>- an introduction*.
So why isn't "interpolate" the word to use?
--Richard J. Leskosky
Richard J. Leskosky                     office phone: (217) 244-2704
Assistant Director                      FAX: (217) 244-2223
Unit for Cinema Studies                 University of Illinois
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