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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2019
As climate change contracts our environment, bringing human and nonhuman communities into increased contact and conflict over scarce resources, advocacy rhetoric is making a related shift, from raising human awareness of problems "out there" to renegotiating the very boundaries between human and nonhuman communities. This shift--along…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Advocacy, Climate, Change
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2018
This report details the second phase of an ongoing research project investigating the visual invention and composition processes of scientific researchers. In this phase, four academic researchers completed think-aloud protocols as they composed graphics for research presentations; they also answered follow-up questions about their visual…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Scientific Research, Visualization, Values
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2013
Writing scholars interested in stakeholder attitudes need ways to reconstruct them from archives because (a) interview/survey studies are not always feasible (particularly in historical work) and (b) the question/answer format of these studies may exclude key attitudes that emerge in unprompted expressions of opinion. Accordingly, this article…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Animals, Wildlife, Archives
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2010
In this article, the author proposes a methodology for the rhetorical analysis of scientific, technical, mathematical, and engineering (STEM) discourse based on the common topics (topoi) of this discourse. Beginning with work by Miller, Prelli, and other rhetoricians of STEM discourse--but factoring in related studies in cognitive linguistics--she…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2009
This article reports the results of a study analyzing the interaction of administrative genres and stakeholder beliefs in the Mexican Wolf Blue Range Reintroduction Project (MWBRRP) in New Mexico and Arizona. The author examines this interaction through an analysis of a set of 944 recorded public comments (with administrative responses) concerning…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Beliefs, Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis
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Secor, Marie; Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2004
In 1996, New York University professor of physics Alan Sokal wrote a parody of an academic article he titled "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity." This parody escaped detection by the editors and was published in the journal "Social Text." Sokal outed his own hoax in the academic magazine "Lingua…
Descriptors: Parody, Rhetoric, Scholarship, Postmodernism