ERIC Number: ED197419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Hermeneutics, Textuality, and Communication Research.
The fundamental shifts in thinking about communication theory and research that are suggested in the hermeneutic writing made available during the last decade are reviewed in this paper. The issues reviewed include a consideration of hermeneutics as a philosophy of social science, the modern conception of textuality, and the status of interpretive research. The paper also discusses a research project involving metaphors and based on the premise that everyday discourse does not exclusively or even primarily function to transmit information or represent objects and events. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Summer Institute on Communication Theory (Seattle, WA, August 1980).