RE: [OT] The stigma of schema
A standard technique for identifying members of communities is to create a dictionary of the terms which emerge naturally from the process of communication about domain-specific topics. Some of these terms are adapted and modified from other vocabularies showing both lexical and semantic drift. Languages are natural organisms which is why for some disciplines, dead languages are used even though use of these languages creates barriers and costs to use and acquisition of information. Latin liturgies are the an often cited example along with the King James Version of the Bible complete with translation inaccuracies and political transformations. It isn't dangerous. It is how language evolves and part of the control of community interaction. As Y'all Mayest Spake.... Len http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: Britt, James [mailto:James.Britt@p...] > -----Original Message----- > From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@f...] > I see this as a real threat. And it does seem that the computer > revolution has dangerous tendencies towards Newspeak. > Agreed, and it's double-plus ungood.
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