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logocentrism

[loh-guh-sen-triz-uh m] /ˌloʊ gəˈsɛn trɪz əm/
noun
1.
a method of literary analysis in which words and language are regarded as a fundamental expression of external reality, excluding nonlinguistic factors such as historical context.
2.
excessive faith in the meanings of words or their specific usages.
Related forms
logocentric, adjective
logocentrist, noun
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