Theories of Language in IS Research – A Review
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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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