The Dialogic and the Semiotic: Bakhtin, Volosinov, Peirce, and Sociolinguistics

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112128
Title:
The Dialogic and the Semiotic: Bakhtin, Volosinov, Peirce, and Sociolinguistics
Author:
Gurdin, Julie E.
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 11:57-70. © 1994 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112128
Abstract:
This paper addresses the correspondences between two current approaches in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis: Peircian semiotics and Bakhtin/ Volosinov's dialogism. Peirce's contribution to sociolinguistics has been the insight that language, though arbitrary, relies upon indexicality and iconicity to be meaningful. In their critiques of abstract objectivism, Bakhtin and Volosinov similarly argued that language is tied to the social contexts in which it is spoken (or written). Both approaches share three concerns. First, language is both arbitrary and socially and contextually grounded. A second issue is the relationship between social diversity and linguistic differentiation. Third, the role of language in the construction and transmission of ideology will be discussed.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGurdin, Julie E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-30T15:41:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-30T15:41:09Z-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 11:57-70. © 1994 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112128-
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the correspondences between two current approaches in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis: Peircian semiotics and Bakhtin/ Volosinov's dialogism. Peirce's contribution to sociolinguistics has been the insight that language, though arbitrary, relies upon indexicality and iconicity to be meaningful. In their critiques of abstract objectivism, Bakhtin and Volosinov similarly argued that language is tied to the social contexts in which it is spoken (or written). Both approaches share three concerns. First, language is both arbitrary and socially and contextually grounded. A second issue is the relationship between social diversity and linguistic differentiation. Third, the role of language in the construction and transmission of ideology will be discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleThe Dialogic and the Semiotic: Bakhtin, Volosinov, Peirce, and Sociolinguisticsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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