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[mass noun] The presence of two or more expressed viewpoints in a text or other artistic work.
- ‘Movies are a mode whose elastic form, by turns comic, ironic, and parodic, can tolerate heteroglossia that would wreck more narrowly defined forms.’
- ‘In the seminal essay ‘Discourse in the Novel,’ Mikhail Bakhtin introduces the concept of heteroglossia as a way of ordering the linguistic play and confusion of the English comic novel.’
- ‘Old neoclassical debates over aesthetic unity found themselves recycled as conflicts between New Critical coherence and later emphases on faultlines and heteroglossia.’
- ‘Oreo displays Ross's appreciation for the diverse influences that contribute to America's cultural heterogeneity and its linguistic heteroglossia.’
- ‘A satirical effect of the novel is to contrast the heteroglossia of America's diverse vernaculars with the conventional stereotyping of ethnicity in popular culture.’
1980s: from hetero- + Greek glōssa tongue, language + -ia.
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