Professional Communication: The Social Perspective / Edition 1

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This volume examines socially-based theory and research, pedagogy and practice in professional communication. The contributors provide a comprehensive overview of the social perspective which emphasizes the context of communication, and then distinguish it from positivistic, cognitive and other competing approaches. After establishing a broad framework for situating developments in professional communication research, the book then moves on to: explore more particular topics, issues and problems within the perspective; examine the historical and theoretical traditions in rhetoric, semiotics, literary criticism, philosophy of science, social psychology and cultural anthropology; discuss implications for classroom practice in professional com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803939356
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/21/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Charles Bazerman
The Social Perspective and Professional Communication - Charlotte Thralls and Nancy Roundy Blyler
Diversity and Directions in Research
Rhetoric Unbound - Bruce Herzberg
Discourse, Community and Knowledge
Ideology and the Map - Ben F Barton and Marthalee S Barton
Toward a Postmodern Visual Design Practice
Formalism, Social Construction and the Problem of Interpretive Authority - Thomas Kent
Generic Constraints and Expressive Motives - Joseph J Comprone
Rhetorical Perspectives on Textual Dialogues
You Are What You Cite - Carol Berkenkotter and Thomas N Huckin
Novelty and Intertextuality in a Biologist's Experimental Article
The Role of Law, Policy and Ethics in Corporate Composing - James E Porter
Toward a Practical Ethics for Professional Writing
Conflict in Collaborative Decision-Making - Rebecca E Burnett
Validity and Reliability as Social Constructions - Janice M Lauer and Patricia Sullivan
Collaboration and Conversation in Learning Communities - Jone Rymer
The Discipline and the Classroom
Postmodern Practice - Richard C Freed
Perspectives and Prospects
Gender Studies - Mary M Lay
Implications for the Professional Communication Classroom
The Group Writing Task - Meg Morgan
A Schema for Collaborative Assignment Making
Viewing Functional Pictures in Context - Charles Kostelnick

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