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[Xmca-l] Re: Which comes first, context or text?



Perhaps we shouldn't think that context and text would be a causal dilemma like chicken and egg. Research has already confirmed that an eggshell is formed through the protein within a hen's ovaries - which means that an egg can exist only if it's been inside a hen.

So, it might be a good idea to think that context comes first. Otherwise, context is text's way of making another text; text is context's way of making another context.

James Ma

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234757444_Context_Text_Intertext_Toward_a_Constructivist_Semiotic_of_Writing
This article, now nearly a quarter century old, might be of interest to those following this thread. p