Talk - Creation or Destruction of Meaning

Cristina Dimulescu


The present paper aims at demonstrating that human interaction lead to the creation of new meanings, to the creation of a new language. Whereas the authors of the theatre of the absurd consider that language cannot render meanings, that the word is crushed under the heaviness of misunderstanding and uselessness, believers in the power of the spoken word formulate other opinions. Eugeniu Coşeriu, Mikhail Bakhtin or H.P. Grice are some of the advocates of the value of language, of the importance of dialogue and interaction in the construction of new meanings in human contexts. 

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