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This essay investigates three distinct modalities of the dialogic: dialogic mind, dialogic praxis, and dialogic ethics. Although each modality shares central dialogic characteristics of polyphony, polymodality, and polychronicity ( Bakhtin, 1981 , 1984 , 1986 ; Lipari, 2014 ), each also differs in important ways, some of which are lost by using the single word ‘dialogue’ to refer to them. Rather, I will here explore how the dialogic is not a mode of communicative praxis, but it is also a mode of communicative consciousness and a mode of communicative ethics. Each dialogic modality describes different manifestations of what might otherwise be called ; each mode differs from the others in important ways while also sharing similar attributes.


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