Mikhail Bakhtin

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Assess how Bakhtin treats language.

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I tend to think that any discussion of Bakhtin is going to be complex and intricate.  In true Bakhtin form, there is little that is simple and direct.  Rather, much of his thinking is divergent and nuanced.  His view of language fits this classification.  For Bakhtin, language is the result of a polyphonic state of being in the world.  There can be little chance of pure isolation, or...

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