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ERIC Number: ED313711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Pages: 27
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Emergent and Polyphonic Character of Voice in Adolescent Writing.
Kamberelis, George
This paper explores the emergent and polyphonic character of voice in adolescent writing. It proposes a model, derived from M. M. Bakhtin's work on discourse, to account for how adolescent writers borrow voices from various speech communities and communication domains and combine them in complex overt and covert ways in order to construct their own voices. The first section of the paper discusses the conceptions of language-in-use, voice, and semiotic mechanisms which allow for the borrowing and integrating of various voices; the second section illustrates the model with the analysis of two representative texts written by adolescents. The final section presents implications of this approach for the analysis of the writing of adolescents. Forty-four references and an appendix containing five student writing samples are attached. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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