*ICIS Paper:* Implications of Theories of Language for Information Systems

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This article demonstrates how language views can be adopted into an information systems context. We distinguish here between five language views: denotational, generative, cognitive, behavioristic, and interactionist. These views differ in their assumptions about he origin of linguistic behavior, the primary functions of language, elements of language, and the nature of linguistic knowledge. Information system development approaches can be characterized by their underlying language views. This explains great differences in development methods and research. Thus, language views have implications and should be chosen continency for a given information system context.
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Author Kalle J. Lyytinen
Year 1985
Volume 9
Issue 1
Keywords Information system design, theory of information systems, information system models, computer applications, language theory
Page Numbers 61-74
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