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Spinuzzi, Clay; Nelson, Scott; Thomson, Keela S.; Lorenzini, Francesca; French, Rosemary A.; Pogue, Gregory; London, Noelle – Written Communication, 2016
K6015, a South Korean firm seeking to commercialize its magnet technology in the US market, entered a technology commercialization training program structured as a competition. Through this program, K6015 (and others in the program) used several genres to progressively interest different sets of stakeholders. To understand how K6015 applied these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Magnets, Case Studies
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Davila, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Although standard language ideologies have been well researched and theorized, the practices that lead to the reproduction and enactment of these ideologies deserve attention. Specifically, there remains a need to study language that both reveals reliance on standard language ideologies and perpetuates these ideologies within the field of writing…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Language Usage, Ideology
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Angeli, Elizabeth L. – Written Communication, 2015
This article examines memory and distributed cognition involved in the writing practices of emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. Results from a 16-month study indicate that EMS professionals rely on distributed cognition and three kinds of memory: individual, collaborative, and professional. Distributed cognition and the three types of…
Descriptors: Emergency Medical Technicians, Allied Health Personnel, Cognitive Processes, Memory
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Ross, Derek G. – Written Communication, 2013
Common topics are words or phrases used to develop argument, and commonplaces aid memory or catalyze frames of understanding. When used in argumentation, each may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable scientific and environment-related information. This article describes 12 modern topics of environmental rhetoric,…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Persuasive Discourse, Environment, Interviews
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Schryer, Catherine; McDougall, Allan; Tait, Glendon R.; Lingard, Lorelei – Written Communication, 2012
This article investigates an emerging practice in palliative care: dignity therapy. Dignity therapy is a psychotherapeutic intervention that its proponents assert has clinically significant positive impacts on dying patients. Dignity therapy consists of a physician asking a patient a set of questions about his or her life and returning to the…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Death, Patients, Ecology