Gadamer and ALL: A hermeneutic understanding of Academic Language and Learning

  • Robin McCormack
Keywords: Gadamer, hermeneutics, language, ALL

Abstract

In the English-speaking world, Hans-Georg Gadamer is known principally as a theorist of qualitative research. However, this was a role that was thrust on him by others, more especially by his English-language readership. On the Continent, by contrast, he is viewed as a leading philosophical student of Heidegger and renowned for developing philosophical hermeneutics, a highly innovative generalisation of the theory and practice of textual interpretation to encompass the whole of human experience. In educational endeavours generally, but particularly in language-oriented fields such as Academic Language and Learning, Gadamer, it seems to me, offers many insightful concepts that can enrich both our practice and our understanding of our practice.
Published
2014-09-06
How to Cite
McCormack, R. (2014). Gadamer and ALL: A hermeneutic understanding of Academic Language and Learning. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 8(3), A49-A61. Retrieved from https://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/349