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Theories of Language in IS Research – A Review

  • Katrin Bergener
  • Björn Niehaves
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Abstract

Language and design-oriented information systems (IS) research are indelibly intertwined. Analyzing the history of IS research it becomes evident that linguistics as a reference discipline became increasingly important over the last decades. Especially from the perspective of German design-oriented IS research/Wirtschaftsinformatik, language has been of great importance (Ortner, 2004; Wedekind et al., 2004; Holten, 2003; Becker et al., 2004; Heinemann, 2006; Ortner, 2002; Wyssusek et al., 2002; Becker a. Niehaves, 2007) and can be regarded as a key means for building up a profile of the Wirtschaftsinformatik in an international IS research context (Niehaves, 2006). However, language and its impact on IS research can be seen from different angles.

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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrin Bergener
    • 1
  • Björn Niehaves
    • 1
  1. 1.European Research Center for Information SystemsUniversität MünsterMünsterDeutschland

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