2. Meaning, context and text - fifty years after Malinowski 
Context in the System and Process of Language - The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 4 - Ruqaiya Hasan†
Ruqaiya Hasan† [+]
In ‘Meaning, Context and Text – Fifty Years after Malinowski’ (1985), Hasan takes issue with ‘unscholarly reading’ of Malinowski, which seems more intent on ‘keeping alive legends’ than critically acknowledging his ‘failure to recognize the full implications of the systemicity of language.’ Systemicists, on the other hand, recognizing the dialectic between text, meaning and context, have responded to Malinowski’s ‘underestimation of systemicity’ by attempting to answer such crucial questions as: • What aspects of the context can always be reconstituted by the language of a narrative utterance, more generally, any displaced text? • Why is it that the language of a displaced text invariably permits the reconstitution of these and no other contextual phenomena?