ERIC Number: ED280096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Language Research across the Three Nonfunctionalist Paradigms: A Theoretical and Methodological Examination.
Seibert, Joy Hart
Noting that language is a powerful symbolic activity in need of attention in the organizational research realm, this paper examines language research in organizational settings across three nonfunctionalist paradigms: the interpretive, the radical humanist, and the radical structuralist. Within each paradigm, the paper discusses theoretical underpinnings, research methodologies, study findings, and implications of existing work for future research. The paper concludes that functionalist paradigms have for too long constrained research choices and stifled knowledge development, and that nonfunctionalist paradigms can help researchers to address interesting and untapped areas of organizational life. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Central States Speech Association and the Southern Speech Communication Association (St. Louis, MO, April 9-12, 1987).