ERIC Number: ED258201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Research in Technical Communication. A Bibliographic Sourcebook.
Moran, Michael G., Ed.; Journet, Debra, Ed.
The essays in this volume enunciate the pressing need for a theoretical framework for the study of technical communication. The first part of the volume provides an overview of extensive ways to study technical communication. Subsequent chapters discuss humanistic approaches to technical communication, the history of technical communication, communication theory and technical writing, and the teaching of technical writing. Chapters in the second part of the volume examine technical communication in relation to four traditional rhetorical concerns: invention, audience, modes of organization, and style. The third part consists of chapters that discuss specific types of technical communication such as reports, proposals, and business correspondence. Part four examines technical communication and related concerns, specifically the use of the computer, oral communication, and specialized forms of technical communication, notably, legal writing and writing for the government. All chapters conclude with a list of references, giving full citations for all sources mentioned. Appendixes offer guides to textbooks, style manuals, and the technical writing profession. (HOD)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Business Communication, Business Correspondence, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Language Styles, Organizational Communication, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Rhetoric, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Writing Research
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($57.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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