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dc.contributor.authorRonksley-Pavia, Michelle
dc.contributor.editorVicky Knopke & Bianca Power
dc.description.abstractAbstract "When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' (Carroll, 1994, ch. 6). Little did Carroll ever envision that this throwaway line would instigate such wide-ranging application from judges, to presidents and philosophers, in contemplating and disarticulating word connotations (Walsh & Eva, 2013). With this short exchange, Carroll illustrates the classic conundrum facing researchers in defining terms and definitions used. As researchers, when we use a particular axiom, we may know the exact meaning, however, this may diverge from that of our reader (Walsh & Eva, 2013), often there are numerous differing meanings for particular words. Lewis Carroll's guidance on the philosophical construction of language feeds into my research in the area of twice-exceptional children, defining this population within the field of giftedness and disability. The literature surrounding disability discourse abounds with discussions about differing ways of comprehending disability and impairment (French & Swain, 2008b) and the negative suppositions which underscore perceptions of children with disability (Priestley, 2001; Singh & Ghai, 2009), equally, there are many definitions of giftedness.en_US
dc.publisherGriffith University, School of Education & Professional Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Queenslanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThrough the looking glass: Research from both sidesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThrough the looking glass: Research from both sidesen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecial education and disabilityen_US
dc.titleDelineating terms in Humpty Dumpty’s world: Defining giftedness, disability and twice-exceptionalityen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRonksley-Pavia, M, Delineating terms in Humpty Dumpty’s world: Defining giftedness, disability and twice-exceptionality, Through the looking glass: Research from both sides, 2013en_US
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