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Professional Communication : The Social Perspective - Nancy Louise Roundy Blyler

Professional Communication

The Social Perspective

Paperback Published: 1st November 1992
ISBN: 9780803939356
Number Of Pages: 296

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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 communication; and describe the ways that the social perspective has changed our understanding of communication in the workplace.

Foreword
History, Theory and Research
Overviews
The Social Perspective and Professional Communication
Diversity and Directions in Research
Rhetoric Unbound
Discourse, Community and Knowledge
Interpretations
Ideology and the Map
Toward a Postmodern Visual Design Practice
Formalism, Social Construction and the Problem of Interpretive Authority
Generic Constraints and Expressive Motives
Rhetorical Perspectives on Textual Dialogues
You Are What You Cite
Novelty and Intertextuality in a Biologist's Experimental Article
The Role of Law, Policy and Ethics in Corporate Composing
Toward a Practical Ethics for Professional Writing
Conflict in Collaborative Decision-Making
Validity and Reliability as Social Constructions
Pedagogy and Practice
Overviews
Collaboration and Conversation in Learning Communities
The Discipline and the Classroom
Postmodern Practice
Perspectives and Prospects
Interpretations
Gender Studies
Implications for the Professional Communication Classroom
The Group Writing Task
A Schema for Collaborative Assignment Making
Viewing Functional Pictures in Context
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ISBN: 9780803939356
ISBN-10: 0803939353
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.29 x 14.07  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.43

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