Main Entry:  heteroglossia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the existence of two or more voices within a text, esp. conflicting discourses within a linguistic activity as between the narrative voice and the characters in a novel
Etymology:  coined by Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, Russian philosopher
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