Re: [xmca] Some thoughts on some issues in Hasan's papers

From: Ana Marjanovic-Shane (
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 10:24:44 PDT

Harry Daniels wrote:

>BUT the social categories within activity carry
>their power through the principles of regulation of communication that they
>generate into possibilities for understanding. This is where I find the
>third space pedagogy work so fascinating -- _*the connections made between
>different modalities of utterance may serve to transform social
>possibilities*_. (amphasis Ana's)

I wonder if this - *the connections made between different modalities of
utterance* - may also be the precise point into which we can look to
see the actual genesis of meaning - how the new concepts and
understandings are forged AND how the new symbols are made.
I would also like to know more about what counts as a "third space
pedagogy". Is it the work of Carol Lee and Kris Gutierrez?
I think that the concept of the "third space" is still in the making and
that different people might have different associations. But I find it
very important because it is that new dimension that is missing in many
discussions of the "relation between utterance and social categories".


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