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Offline Comet

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Passive model of meaning and understanding
« on: October 24, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
"[...] even serious linguistics [...] have failed to understand the nature of utterances because they adopt a passive model of meaning and understanding." Bakhtin (1986: 80)

Can someone please help me understand what does Bakhtin mean by the "passive model of meaning and understanding" that linguistics adopted?