Dialogue and the Birth of the Individual Mind: With an Example of Communication with a Congenitally Deafblind Person

Per Linell


In this paper I comment on the relationship between general dialogical theory (”dialogism”) and the analysis of interaction involving persons with congenital deafbildness (CDB). My treatment of CDB communication builds heavily on the work of Vege (2009) and Souriau (2009). In addressing some differences between major dialogical meta-theories I argue that we need a theory of ”extended dialogism”, which – among other things – extends its domains of interest beyond exchanges between co-present persons using vocal-verbal 

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