In this paper a meta-linguistic model in information systems research is identified, and some of its shortcomings with respect to actual language situations reviewed. It is argued that a representational commitment implicit in the model is a barrier to understanding the nature of the language/action context or of organizational work, and that more viable approaches require a responsive or reflexive model of language.
Stephens, Robert, "The Meta-linguistic Model in Information Systems Research" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 287.