ERIC Number: ED099840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
From Colonialism to Collaboration: A Language-Based Inquiry.
Ruchkin, Judith P.
There are at least two types of analyses suitable to language produced in an institutional environment. One focuses on the manifest, first level of meaning, while the other concentrates on the latent, more complex elements which are implied rather than overtly expressed. The purpose of this study was to apply content analysis to an examination of language produced in various settings in several different colleges. A two-step procedure was employed to collect data: available written and oral records were used to develop categories of recurring concern; and data summaries were used to reveal parallel or contrasting language trends. It was concluded that (1) there appears to be a vocabulary employed in separate meetings different from that used in joint meetings, although the speakers are the same; (2) there is no particular collegiate pattern for restricting or sharing information in interviews not already revealed at joint meetings or in formal writing; and (3) complex metaphors and imagery are used to gain a more complete understanding of the institutional functioning depicted. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Research done at College of Education, University of Maryland