Written now almost a century ago by one for whom English was not his first language, "The Chaos" still stands as an edifice, no, as THE supreme dissertation on the dysjunction
between English spelling and pronunciation.
A guide to the pathologies that develop at different embryological stages Gastrulation Primary neurulation Split cord Spinal lipoma--premature malformation--duplicated dysjunction
and mesoderm notochord migration Neurenteric cysts--failure Dermal sinus track--late of notochord precursor dysjunction
integration Gastrulation Secondary neurulation Split cord Thick filum--failure of malformation--duplicated terminal mass regression (Fig.
19) As he moves further from the use of Olson and Creeley as models in the early 80s towards Stein and the Silliman of The New Sentence, and Language writing practitioners more generally, the unit of composition in Wystan's texts becomes more insistently the sentence and the emphasis falls increasingly on temporal, spacial and structural dysjunction
(a punning) generated between sentences and semantic-syntactic entities, something for which Wystan approvingly cites Silliman's 'torquing' concept.