Since the twentieth century, the issue of context has been the chiefconcernof social practice and academic discussions, demonstrating a considerable innovation mechanism in the polysemy, reproducibilityand problem effect of context. In the1930s, I. A. Richardsfirst broke the simple nomenclature of traditional rhetoric and put forward the context theorem and its complex meanings.On theone hand, itsontological peculiarity of polysemy dispels the singularity, certainty and solidification of traditional context. On theother hand, it breaks the mentality of binary opposition and organically unites the internal and the external, the vertical and the horizontal, and surface and in-depth studies of literature with a macro perspective and a holistic sense of meaning,providing multidimensional and broad creative space and methods for the creation, appreciation and criticism of literary texts. Inthe 1970s, Jonathan Culler inherited Jacques Derrida’s view of historical contextand profoundlyexplainedthereproduction theoryof context. He points out that the structure of context is not closed and rigid, but connected with multiple factors and dimensions. It is always in the differancestate of trace and contains the historical context that is different and constantly open, and is capable of generating new contexts through re-contextualization.Cullerhighlights the problem effect of contextand walks out a path of innovation that featuresconstant re-contextualization.


context, the polysemy of context, the reproducibility of context, I. A. Richards, Jonathan Culler

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