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Title:"Lost in Translation": Language, Meaning, Disruption
Author(s):Budd, John M.
Subject(s):communication studies
theory and philosophy of information
qualitative research methods
Abstract:In this paper the problematic nature of use and appropriation of the language used for one set of purposes by those who have other purposes in mind will be discussed. The popular notions of paradigm and entropy are explored as one discipline seeks to borrow words, terms, and signs from other (frequently more mature and concrete disciplines. At times the original intention is salvaged, but frequently other meaning is substituted—deliberately or not—in the process of appropriation. There are examples of a discipline adopting terms originating in another one, and the challenges that ensue.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-23

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