Maria Lyra
Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil

E-mail:mclyra@elogica.com.br

 

DIALOGICAL ABBREVIATED EXCHANGES:
HISTORICITY AND THE FUTURE IN EARLY COMMUNICATIVE SYSTEMS

 

Dialogical perspectives carry the necessity of dialogical partners. Therefore, the application of dialogical approaches for understanding communicative development in early infancy relies on the existence of some degree of separateness between the dialogical partners. Even more, it requires that each partner can attribute to the other some degree of an 'intention to communicate' (e.g., Tomasello, 1999). Moreover, according to this perspective the emergent intentionality of dialogical partners is assumed to be a key issue for thinking about the development of future dialogues. This presentation proposes that the dialogical partners can be conceived of as emerging from the specific dynamics that characterize the process of communication in early life. The micro-analytic analysis of this process allows to identify patterns of communication self-organizing toward the construction of dialogical abbreviated exchanges. The characteristics of those abbreviated dialogical organizations rely on their historical particular nature (historicity). The analysis of the 'explosion towards novelty', happening as a consequence of the abbreviated exchanges, leads us to conceive the future of dialogue as an inherent aspect of those abbreviated exchanges.