A piece of music composed with fast and slow granular synthesis.

Synthesis are, at this introductory level, almost always the reverse of a decomposition reaction.

A Synthesis of Research on Second …

Phonological awareness (the ability to break words into their components, synthesize their sounds and learn their features), rapid naming and to some extent verbal working memory are sources of individual differences that are associated with reading development and reading difficulties in monolingual children. These processing skills measured in monolingual and second-language children often correlate with each other, and can predict decoding and spelling skills in both languages. This has been found across different language groups. As well, regardless of the type of orthographies (regularity of correspondence between letters or letter combinations and their associated sounds) involved, second-language learners who have decoding and spelling problems in their first language have difficulties in their second language as well. Finally, second-language learners who have serious problems with word-based reading skills and with the cognitive processes that are necessary to develop good word-based skills in the second language also have poor reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing skills.

Since synthesis reactions are the reverse of decomposition, you might ask if the decomp.

Synthesis: Learning the Language of Sound - Roland U.S…

Here's another example of a synthesis reaction:

H2 + O2 ---> H2O2
This happens to be a reaction that can never take place.

For my final blog post of the semester, I thought that I might attempt a synthesis of the knowledge we have grappled with over these last few months. Our source texts have risen out of drastically different historical eras, academic disciplines, performative techniques, cultural contexts, and even languages. Yet, they combine to form an integrated whole. Although there are certainly disagreements and intellectual changes and evolutions, the full range of analytical techniques compose inlets and extensions of the singular body of critical theory.