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Professional Communication
The Social Perspective

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October 1992 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"I am pleased at the exceptional quality . . . of the articles. . . . Well-crafted, thoroughly researched. . . . Wonderful to assign to graduate students who need an overview of both accepted and cutting-edge thought on the social perspective in professional writing. . . . All of the overview essays were thoroughly intriguing. . . . This collection blends well the theoretical and the practical, points out the ideological nature of rhetoric and writing in professional environments, and presents new research in the field. I believe this is a strong collection for readers (and researchers) new to social constructionism (and collaboration), for example, graduate students or novice teachers. For experts in the field, this collection provides a few outstanding articles." --Technical Communication Quarterly "For anyone interested in the theory and criticism of technical communication, Professional Communication: The Social Perspective is essential reading. Building on articles submitted to the Journal of Business and Technical Communication during their foudning editorship of that instantly successful journal, Nancy Roundy Blyler and Charlotte Thralls have put together a first-rate collection of mediations and studies on the social perspective in technical communication research and theory." --Jimmie Killingsworth, Ph.D.,

Charles Bazerman
Foreword
 
PART ONE: HISTORY, THEORY AND RESEARCH
 
Overviews
Charlotte Thralls and Nancy Roundy Blyler
The Social Perspective and Professional Communication
Diversity and Directions in Research

 
Bruce Herzberg
Rhetoric Unbound
Discourse, Community and Knowledge

 
 
Interpretations
Ben F Barton and Marthalee S Barton
Ideology and the Map
Toward a Postmodern Visual Design Practice

 
Thomas Kent
Formalism, Social Construction and the Problem of Interpretive Authority
Joseph J Comprone
Generic Constraints and Expressive Motives
Rhetorical Perspectives on Textual Dialogues

 
Carol Berkenkotter and Thomas N Huckin
You Are What You Cite
Novelty and Intertextuality in a Biologist's Experimental Article

 
James E Porter
The Role of Law, Policy and Ethics in Corporate Composing
Toward a Practical Ethics for Professional Writing

 
Rebecca E Burnett
Conflict in Collaborative Decision-Making
Janice M Lauer and Patricia Sullivan
Validity and Reliability as Social Constructions
 
PART TWO: PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE
 
Overviews
Jone Rymer
Collaboration and Conversation in Learning Communities
The Discipline and the Classroom

 
Richard C Freed
Postmodern Practice
Perspectives and Prospects

 
 
Interpretations
Mary M Lay
Gender Studies
Implications for the Professional Communication Classroom

 
Meg Morgan
The Group Writing Task
A Schema for Collaborative Assignment Making

 
Charles Kostelnick
Viewing Functional Pictures in Context

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ISBN: 9780803939356
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