Bakhtin: Speech Genres

Speech genres, separated into primary and secondary divisions, are defined by Bakhtin as “relatively stable types of utterances” (1227). Further, “Each separate utterance is individual [. . .]” (1227). Illuminating the utterance, one must note that the utterance is not only individual in nature, but the utterance does not exist independent of itself. The utterance,… Continue Reading Bakhtin: Speech Genres

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