The word between

Justine Lloyd*

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Abstract

There is neither a first nor last word and there are no limits to the dialogic context (it extends into the boundless past and the boundless future). Even past meanings, that is, those born in the dialogue of past centuries, can never be stable (finalized, ended once and for all) - they will always change (be renewed) in the process of subsequent, future development of the dialogue. At any moment in the development of the dialogue there are immense, boundless masses of forgotten contextual meanings, but at certain moments of the dialogue's subsequent development along the way they are recalled and reinvigorated in renewed form (in a new context). Nothing is absolutely dead: every meaning will have its homecoming festival. (Bakhtin, 1986, p. 170).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalSpace and Culture
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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