Action, Language and Social Semiotics – A Theoretical Contribution to Collaborative Work and Learning

Angela Lacerda Nobre

Abstract

The epistemic grounding of organizational and computing science thinking is highly relevant to a discussion of collaboration and coordination activity. The critical importance of semiotics, and of action and of language philosophy, has been explicitly recognized by scientific communities such as “Organizational Semiotics” (OS) and “Language and Action Perspective” (LAP). The importance of the recognition of the social embeddeness of organizational activity, and of phenomenological interpretations of knowledge and meaning, are often referred as a “social turn” in organizational theories, such as organizational learning, knowledge management and communities of practice. However, the full potential of such approaches needs to be supported by a renewed interest in philosophical perspectives able to sustain and disseminate their intrinsic value. Opposing a humanist paradigm, based on structuralism and cognitivism, the alternative perspective, grounded in social semiotics, Heidegger’s ontology, and Peirce an pragmatism, enables an interpretation of organizations, information systems, collaboration and coordination, that radically shifts its focus towards their inner social dynamisms.

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Lacerda Nobre A. (2007). Action, Language and Social Semiotics – A Theoretical Contribution to Collaborative Work and Learning . In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-98-6, pages 101-107. DOI: 10.5220/0002420501010107


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@conference{csac07,
author={Angela Lacerda Nobre},
title={Action, Language and Social Semiotics – A Theoretical Contribution to Collaborative Work and Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={101-107},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002420501010107},
isbn={978-972-8865-98-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - Action, Language and Social Semiotics – A Theoretical Contribution to Collaborative Work and Learning
SN - 978-972-8865-98-6
AU - Lacerda Nobre A.
PY - 2007
SP - 101
EP - 107
DO - 10.5220/0002420501010107