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graphology

the study of handwriting and its associations with character types. There is some evidence that certain writing styles are associated with certain character traits. For this reason graphology is sometimes used as a quasi-PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST in RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION.
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The text of this poem was examined on the lexical, graphological, grammatical and phonological level.
The authors have organized the thirty-five chapters that make up the main body of their text in three parts devoted to the foundations of researching texts, examining the structure of texts on the graphological and phonological level, lexical and semantic level, and the grammatical level, and building up text and contexts.
Graphology and personality: another failure to validate graphological analysis.
Within stylistics, some scholars have studied how graphological deviation may affect meaning and produce aesthetic effects.
Kunin's mise en abyme is a recurring subcategory that he calls a "graphological portrait," entries that comically literalize and fuse the relations between writing (handwriting), the mind, and the body.
That is why even the handwritings of those with the same type and subtype, whilst demonstrating certain graphological similarities, will also display differences that separate the individual personalities.
One graphological deviation is the division of the clause into two lines: Humanity' in one line and i hate you' in a separate last line with some space between the two that creates a dramatic pause known in rhetoric as aposiopesis (Gk.
Finally, there is also an additional point that bears consideration along graphological lines.
Bergs' (2005: 79-80) analysis of her letters suggests this scenario would affect phonological or graphological variables, but not morpho-syntactic ones.
Here, "signlens" is lengthened morphologically from "silence" both to convey graphological import and a hinting at an ideological criticism of oppressive regimes, notably postcolonial Nigeria.