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ERIC Number: ED515356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 201
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-6930-5
Dialogue and Self: Co-Constructing Critical Reflective Consciousness
Duncan, Stacey L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
This study focuses on a hybrid form of David Bohm's (1996) conception of dialogue and how it is practiced as a complex communicative process. The research question considered if shared meaning is occurring, as expected with this critically reflective approach to communication. The qualitative research design emphasizes the use of Critical Discourse Studies (van Dijk, 1997) as a way to understand the nature of the discursive events that emerged. Utilizing a qualitative approach within this study allowed the researcher to contextually analyze seemingly disparate ideologies in order to develop a multifaceted understanding of this interactive praxis. By analyzing the authentic space created for this practice and where new meaning or knowledge was co-constructed through discourse strands and fragments (units of analysis), a strengthening of said dialogical process is identified. The working hypothesis is that the discursive events reflect the strands launched and picked up by speakers throughout this ritual of deep dialogue. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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