|Re: Article in the Wisconsin State Journal||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:47:13 -0700 (PDT)|
> On Jun 30, 2015, at 9:58 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote: > > In a majority of the cases where I encounter a newspaper article, or see a TV > story, about something of which I’m exceptionally well informed, my reaction > to at least part of the story is, Oh no, that’s not right at all, what a bad > way to describe something-or-other! And there is the different perception of what words mean. “Giant dorm” might have been a positive description for the reporter. For too many years I taught in a college program in which I had to do narrative evaluations. Sometimes students objected to my characterization of their work and would ask me to substitute a word that I thought was far more negative than the one I had used. Sometimes we could discuss it and find the “right” word, but sometimes they insisted their word was best. We’re going through the same thing with sociocracy — not only how to words translate from the Dutch into English, but what connotations do words have to people who speak English in Denmark, India, Australia, and yes, even London. We know pretty much what commune meant in the 60s and 70s, but I wonder what it means to people born in the 80s, for example. Another research project! Changing perceptions of intentional communities as revealed in language. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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