11 - number specific sub-language and idioms Particular...

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Modern Deliberation is filtered through emphasis on personalities. Modern Deliberation is limited by technical or bureaucratic language Personal and technical groundings of argument contribute to an erosion of public deliberation Bakhtin 1895-1975 1. Russian Literary Theorist Influenced by related field of linguistics Published key works under pseudonym 2. Ambivalent relationship to traditional conceptions of rhetoric 3. Strong connections to modern concepts of rhetoric Ambivalence Toward Traditional Rhetoric 1. Connections to Modern Rhetoric: 1. Like Burke, Bakhtin argued that language does not merely reflect an objective world but participates in constructing that world 2. Like Bitzer Bakhtin is interested in the interactional nature of communication and the role of genres Discourse is Dialogical
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Discourse is stratified For Bakhtin the language of culture is internally stratified or divided into a large
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Unformatted text preview: number specific sub-language and idioms Particular words can function as part of a number of different idioms each idiom infuses the word with subtle shades of meaning Heteroglossia in Novels and Beyond 1. Heteroglossia refers to the interaction of idioms or sub-language with novels 2. Conditions of Heteroglossia Conditions are endless: At any given time at any given place there will be a set of conditions that will give a word a different meaning than in any other condition. 3. The process of invention when writing novels consists of the selection and organization of different idioms and voices 4. When writing we appropriate (make our own) elements from various vocabularies and idioms to which we have been exposed. Appropriation can be intentional or unintentional 5. \ \...
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