Language Theories in IS Research – A Review

Bergener K, Niehaves B


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.



Publication type
Chapter in Book

Peer reviewed
No

Publication status
Published

Year
2009

Book title
Wissenschaftstheorie und gestaltungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik

Editor
Becker, J.; Krcmar, H.; Niehaves, B.

Pages range
87-110

Edition
1.

Publisher
Physica-Verlag

Place
Heidelberg

ISBN
978-3-7908-2335-6

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