Chris Kast Of Grammatology Jacques Derrida Derrida’s why-question: Why is the form and grammar of language assumed to be natural? Derrida’s motivational mechanism: Acceptance of current grammar as natural limits decision and restricts thought to within boundaries dictated by institutions. Recognizing this removes all limitations on thought. Derrida contributes certain significant concepts to the academic dialogue: Spacing: The contribution of new graphemes, fundamental units in written language, to a chosen language. Trace: Perceives the link between concept and referent as a process where the connection is marked removing the distinction between the two. Arch-Trace: An unmarked Trace where someone decides whether or not to connect concept and referent and undergo the Trace process. Derrida supplies a process that is either open to the introduction of novel rules or restricted to only those that have been judged to be allowable. New Referent Institutional Trace: Supplied grammar for allowable connections Spacing o Adds a new grapheme to represent novel thought Concept is related in a traditional way to the referent. Arch Trace: Decision to connect new referent to new grapheme. Trace: Concept and referent are marked and the Trace is erased.