the scientific study of systems of writing.
“…He can figure out the surface of a cube and of a sphere, he’s studied grammatology and stroboscopy, he has beautiful books in his library,” I explained all in one breath.
— Emmanuel Dongala, Maria Louise Ascher , Johnny Mad Dog , 2007
“She was never in Troy,” says one version of the myth, meeting, imaging in this negation the metaphysics or grammatology of absence implicit in optatives of the verb.
— George Steiner , Antigones , 1996
Grammatology was coined in the 1950s from Greek roots, the root grámma meaning “letter” and -ology , a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.