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[Xmca-l] Re: 3rd generation activity theory



Mark,

I think what Greg and I are each pointing towards is that a line-by-line analysis, *guided* by theory, is going to provide more insight into what is going on than an attempt to ‘prove’ that it is one or another theoretical ‘category' of dialogue.

Martin




> On Aug 16, 2016, at 11:59 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Mark,
> I don't understand what happens between 5 and 6:
> 
> "5. Student B: 'I think that we should put the following contents in our
> poster (suggesting a list of topics concerning pet bottles and pet bottle
> use) Please give me your opinion.
> 6. Student C: 'I made a poster about (topic a), please check' (poster4 file
> an attachment in the forum, originally poster3)"
> 
> How did poster3 get changed into poster4 that is "about topic a". Or was
> poster3 already about topic a? If so, then why the need to introduce to
> everyone with "I made a poster about (topic a)"? Was "topic a" something
> that was introduced by Student B in turn #5? Is this due to the students
> not having the resources in English to indicate how their turn relates to
> the previous turn?
> 
> The continuity/discontinuity (aka "old/new information") is what is unclear
> to me. The fact that this poster4 is a revision of poster3 suggests
> continuity and old information. But the statement "I made a poster about
> (topic a)" suggests discontinuity and new information.
> 
> -greg
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Martin John Packer <
> mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:
> 
>>> On Aug 16, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Mark de Boer <mark.yomogi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I can understand what happens between 1 and 2. This is a simple case. But
>>> between 2, 3, and 4 it becomes complicated.
>> 
>> Mark, I don’t yet understand what happens between 1 and 2!
>> 
>>> 1. Student A: 'Let's begin working on our poster'
>>> 2. Student B: 'I made my poster, please check' (poster1 file an
>> attachment
>>> in the forum)
>> 
>> How did “our poster” become “my poster”?
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
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