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

From: Ana Marjanovic-Shane (
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 15:32:29 PDT

It probably is accidental. Although I know of Ed Hutchins work, I don't
know it well enough to make that connection.
My thinking went more along the line of my studies of metaphor and
metaphor development -- because metaphor as a meaning constructing
process, always brings two worlds together. And it also crosses
different modalities of utterance (if I understand THAT the right way).
Also, I found in my studies of metaphor that one needs to introduce a
new dimension (third space??) in order to understand the processes that
are going on there.

But now that you mention Hutchins, I think I need to get a better
understanding of his work. What should be the bets reference?

Mike Cole wrote:

> Ana-- Your highlighting reminds me that Ed Hutchins defines cognition
> as the propogation of
> representation across media. Can that be just an accidental association?
> On 7/6/05, *Ana Marjanovic-Shane* <
> <>> wrote:
> Harry Daniels wrote:
> (snip)
>>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)
> (Snip)
> Harry,
> 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".
> Ana
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