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Blommaert, Jan – AILA Review, 2015
Saussurean and Chomskyan "conduit" views of meaning in communication, dominant in much of expert and lay linguistic semantics, presuppose a simple, closed and linear system in which outcomes can be predicted and explained in terms of finite sets of rules. Summarizing critical traditions of scholarship, notably those driven by Bateson's…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Systems Approach