Re: LCA: Toward another LCA

From: Peter Smagorinsky (
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 02:59:03 PDT

Ana, I'm wondering why you say:

>First -- I think that a "unit of analysis of meaning" has to be dynamic
>and contain "acts" that are done by the interlocutors in the process of

I think that certain group activities are deliberately conducted without
language where stealth is required--hunting, military operations, etc. They
rely on other symbols--hand gestures, signals, etc. While language
(dialogue) serves well in most everyday situations, I don't see it as being
the sole unit of analysis.

On the relative calm on xmca: Right now I'm teaching a summer class and
trying to get other work done, which limits my xmca time--I'm sure others
are in the same situation.


Peter Smagorinsky
The University of Georgia
Department of Language and Literacy Education
125 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7123 /fax:706-542-4509/phone:706-542-4507/


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