ERIC Number: ED136304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Toward a Rhetoric of Scientific and Technical Discourse.
Stevenson, Dwight W.
Surprisingly little work has been done to develop a valid rhetoric of scientific and technical discourse. What little work has been done has not kept pace with the changing needs of scientific and technical disciplines. Research is needed, specifically, on the rhetoric of technology assessment, on visual communication, and on technical manuals. This research should focus on the basic and conceptual issues of rhetoric rather than on the issue that has traditionally preoccupied those involved in technical writing--style. Such research would be a major humanistic contribution in the best tradition of rhetoric. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1976