Jean-Marie: How does one state the concept of "being held responsible?"
Being responsible and being held responsible are different consturcts, I
suggest, and the latter is "accountability." I would imagine "being held
responsible" is in both languages. Am I wrong? Larry
On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Jean-Marie Bonthous wrote:
> To my knowledge, the construct of accountability exists only in English.
> It appeared in the English language apparently for the first time around
> 1600. My (French) mind wonders if this separation between responsibility
> and accountability in the ENglish language can be seen as a precursor of
> the Taylorism dear to the Anglo Saxon mind?
> Jean-Marie Bonthous
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