His father was the manager of a bank and worked in several cities.
Dialogism, Polyphony, Heteroglossia, Open Interpretation A Student's Guide by Martin Irvine Georgetown University Key Terms in Bakhtin's Theory The Utterance or Word In Bakhtin's view, an expression in a living context of exchange--termed a "word" or "utterance"--is the main unit of meaning not abstract sentences out of contextand is formed through a speaker's relation to Otherness other people, others' words and expressions, and the lived cultural world in time and place.
A "word" is therefore always already embedded in a history of expressions by others in a chain of ongoing cultural and political moments. Discourse chains or strings of utterances is thus fundamentally dialogic and historically contingent positioned within, and inseparable from, a community, a history, a place.
Any utterance is a link in the chain of communication.
Heteroglossia and Polyphony Speech and complex cultural discourse in all our genres novels, scientific descriptions, art works, philosophical arguments, for example is mixed through and through with heteroglossia an other's speech, and many others' words, appropriated expressions and are necessarily polyphonic "many-voiced," incorporating many voices, styles, references, and assumptions not a speaker's "own".
University of Texas Press, Any understanding of live speech, a live utterance, is inherently responsive Any understanding is imbued with response and necessarily elicits it in one form or another: And the speaker himself is oriented precisely toward such an actively responsive understanding.
He does not expect passive understanding that, so to speak, only duplicates his or her own idea in someone else's mind Rather, the speaker talks with an expectation of a response, agreement, sympathy, objection, execution, and so forth with various speech genres presupposing various integral orientations and speech plans on the part of speakers or writers p.
We usually take them from other utterances, and mainly from utterances that are kindred to ours in genre, that is, in theme, composition, or style. Neutral dictionary meanings of the words of a language ensure their common features and guarantee that all speakers of a given language will understand one another, but the use of words in live speech communication is always individual and contextual in nature.
This experience can be characterized to some degree as the process of assimilation--more or less creative--of others' words and not the words of a language.
Our speech, that is, all our utterances including our creative worksis filled with others' words, varying degrees of otherness or varying degrees of "our-own-ness" These words of others carry with them their own expression, their own evaluative tone, which we assimilate, rework, and re-accentuate.
The very boundaries of the utterance are determined by a change of speech subjects. Utterances are not indifferent to one another, and are not self-sufficient; they are aware of and mutually reflect one another Every utterance must be regarded as primarily a response to preceding utterances of the given sphere we understand the word 'response' here in the broadest sense.
Each utterance refutes affirms, supplements, and relies upon the others, presupposes them to be known, and somehow takes them into account Therefore, each kind of utterance is filled with various kinds of responsive reactions to other utterances of the given sphere of speech communication.
The utterance is filled with dialogic overtones, and they must be taken into account in order to fully understand the style of the utterance.
After all, our thought itself -- philosophical, scientific, artistic -- is born and shaped in the process of interaction and struggle with others' thought, and this cannot but be reflected in the forms that verbally express our thought as well.Speech Genres and Other Late Essays presents six short works from Bakhtin's Esthetics of Creative Discourse, published in Moscow in This is the last of Bakhtin's extant manuscripts published in 5/5(2).
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"Speech Genres and Other Late Essays" presents six short works from Bakhtin' Esthetics of Creative Discourse, published in Moscow in In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays Bakhtin moves away from the novel and concerns himself with the problems of method and the nature of culture.
Speech Genres and Other Late Essays In Moreover, much of popular communication including television shows, books, and movies fall into high and low brow categories.
This is particularly prevalent in Bakhtin’s native Russia.