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Ethics in Pragmatics

Locher, Miriam A. and Bolander, Brook. (2019) Ethics in Pragmatics. Journal of pragmatics, 145. pp. 83-90.

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Abstract

This paper compiles a series of useful resources, which should act as pointers for decisionmaking processes for ethics in pragmatics.We show why ethical considerations are central to good academic practice, and key to protecting the interlocutors and informants whose practices we wish to study. In doing do, we advocate adopting an understanding of ethical decision making as a process, and not the result of a single decision made at the outset of research (cf. e.g., Markham and Buchanan, 2012). As we delineate in this chapter, this approach is key, given that there are not always straightforward, easy solutions to ethical desiderata. To ensure that scholars can benefit from the ethical-decision making processes other scholars have undergone, we thus advocate that scholars include brief discussions of the ethical measures underlining the research presented in their work. This transparency would serve to encourage a conversation among scholars within and across research disciplines and for greater recognition of the importance and relevance of seeing ethics as a process.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A. and Bolander, Brook
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0378-2166
e-ISSN:1879-1387
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:03 Jun 2019 13:15
Deposited On:22 May 2019 13:00

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