Semantic Gaps Are Dangerous

Michael Ejstrup, Bjarne le Fevre Jakobsen

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Abstract Language adapts to the environment where it serves as a tool to communication. Language is a social agreement, and we all have to stick to both grammaticalized and non-grammaticalized rules in order to pass information about the world around us. As such language develops and adapts constantely. Recently both media and migrations have accelerated considerably in speed. In Europe and thus in Denmark homogenous populations have developed into multicultural ones. Language has not kept pace with this development, and millions of people have to adapt to this new situation with lightning speed. That seems not to be possible. We have to use words, metaphors and comparisons containing adverse connotations, and this situation creates ways of using unpolite language and tend to create dangerous relations where specialy language creates problems that could be avoided if we had better language tools at hand. But we have not these tools of communication, and we are in a situation today where media and specially digital and social media, supported by new possibilities of migration, create dangerous situations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014 : Official Conference Proceedings
Antal sider11
ForlagThe International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Publikationsdato2014
Sider74-84
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedThe IAFOR European Conference Series 2014 - The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication - Thistle Hotel, Brighton, Brighton, Storbritannien
Varighed: 17. jul. 201421. jul. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 5

Konference

KonferenceThe IAFOR European Conference Series 2014 - The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication
Nummer5
LokationThistle Hotel, Brighton
LandStorbritannien
ByBrighton
Periode17/07/201421/07/2014

Emneord

  • Lingvistik
  • massemedier
  • communication
  • kommunikation
  • language

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Ejstrup, M., & le Fevre Jakobsen, B. (2014). Semantic Gaps Are Dangerous. I The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014: Official Conference Proceedings (s. 74-84). The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).
Ejstrup, Michael ; le Fevre Jakobsen, Bjarne. / Semantic Gaps Are Dangerous. The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014: Official Conference Proceedings. The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), 2014. s. 74-84
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Semantic Gaps Are Dangerous. / Ejstrup, Michael; le Fevre Jakobsen, Bjarne.

The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014: Official Conference Proceedings. The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), 2014. s. 74-84.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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