• A Multidimensional Approach to Definitions

    Author(s):
    Steve McCarty (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subject(s):
    Disciplinarity, Technical communication, Culture, Linguistics
    Item Type:
    Abstract
    Tag(s):
    Definitions, context
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1v44-0j05
    Abstract:
    Three parts of a 2014 presentation at the National Museum of Ethnology Linguistics Circle in Osaka are compiled in this PDF file. 1st page: Abstract of the presentation "A Multidimensional Approach to Definitions, Applied to e-Learning in Language Education"; 2nd page: Chart "Contextualizing fields and terms in their fuller dimensionality: Example of e-Learning and Language Learning"; and 3rd page: "Definitions Worksheet: Choose a field and concept, then see if this diagram helps you define them in fuller dimensionality" for readers to try.
    Notes:
    Seeing dictionary definitions as circular and lacking full dimensionality, the author has developed a method in published papers and presentations (linked from his Slideshare and e-portfolio sites) to help decide correct definitions, particularly of technical terms in new fields, by contextualizing concepts into their cultural/institutional, disciplinary, and historical/temporal contexts.
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