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ERIC Number: EJ617663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Technocratic Discourse: A Primer.
McKenna, Bernard J.; Graham, Philip
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v30 n3 p223-51 2000
Describes linguistic and semantic features of technocratic discourse using a Systemic Functional Linguistics framework. Asserts that the function of technocratic discourse in public policy is to advocate and promulgate a highly contentious political and economic agenda under the guise of scientific objectivity and political impartiality. Provides strong evidence to support the linguistic description, and the claims of political advocacy. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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