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Little, Megan Dodd – Written Communication, 2017
Delivery has often been treated as an afterthought of the "real work" of writing. This article demonstrates how writers in some contexts must think very carefully about delivery from the very beginning of their process. Tracking collaborative writers' talk, this article demonstrates how a group of writers works to anticipate delivery by…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Homosexuality, Fringe Benefits, Spouses
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Campbell, Lilly – Written Communication, 2017
Drawing on fieldwork, this article examines nursing students' design and use of a patient health record during clinical simulations, where small teams of students provide nursing care for a robotic patient. The student-designed patient health record provides a compelling example of how simulation genres can both authentically coordinate action…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Simulation, Patients, Records (Forms)
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Luo, Na; Hyland, Ken – Written Communication, 2017
Many EAL (English as an Additional Language) scholars enlist text mediators' support when faced with the challenges of writing for international publication. However, the contributions these individuals are able to make in improving scientific manuscripts remains unclear, especially when language professionals such as English teachers do this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sterponi, Laura; Zucchermaglio, Cristina; Alby, Francesca; Fatigante, Marilena – Written Communication, 2017
Under the rapid advances of digital technology, traditional paper-based forms of reading and writing are steadily giving way to digital-based literacies, in theory as well as in application. Drawing on a study of literacy in a medical workplace context, this article examines critically the shift toward computer-mediated textual practices. While a…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Medical Evaluation, Health Services
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Luzón, María José – Written Communication, 2017
Blogs provide an open space for scholars to share information, communicate about their research, and reach a diversified audience. Posts in academic blogs are usually hybrid texts where various genres are connected and recontextualized; yet little research has examined how these genres function together to support scholars' activity. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Researchers
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Cimasko, Tony; Shin, Dong-shin – Written Communication, 2017
This study examines the composing process and authorial agency of a college ESL writer as she remediated an argumentative essay into a multimodal digital video. Employing principles of sociosemiotic ethnography, and drawing on the concepts of resemiotization and recontextualization, the study investigated multiple types of data, including an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Swarts, Jason – Written Communication, 2016
This article is an investigation of composing practices through which people create networks with mobile phones. By looking through the lens of actor-network theory, the author portrays the networking activity of mobile phone users as translation, what Latour describes as an infralanguage to which different disciplinary perspectives can be…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Handheld Devices, Networks
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Breuch, Lee-Ann Kastman; Bakke, Abigail; Thomas-Pollei, Kimberly; Mackey, L. Elizabeth; Weinert, Craig – Written Communication, 2016
This article explores rhetorical implications of extending the audience of written physician notes in hospital settings to include patients and/or family members (the OpenNotes program). Interviews of participating hospital patients and family members (n = 16) underscored the need for more complex understandings of audience beyond…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Patients, Content Analysis
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Carter, Michael – Written Communication, 2016
It is in the interest of scholarly journals to publish important research and of researchers to publish in important journals. One key to making the case for the importance of research in a scholarly article is to incorporate value arguments. Yet there has been no rhetorical analysis of value arguments in the literature. In the context of…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Journal Articles, Persuasive Discourse, Values
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Hyland, Ken; Jiang, Feng – Written Communication, 2016
Successful research writers construct texts by taking a novel point of view toward the issues they discuss while anticipating readers' imagined reactions to those views. This intersubjective positioning is encompassed by the term stance and, in various guises, has been a topic of interest to researchers of written communication and applied…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Written Language, Applied Linguistics, Academic Discourse
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Staples, Shelley; Egbert, Jesse; Biber, Douglas; Gray, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Using the British Academic Written English corpus, this study focuses on the use of grammatical complexity features in university level texts written by first language (L1) English writers to demonstrate knowledge and perform other specialized tasks required of advanced academic writers. While the primary focus of the analysis is on writing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Higher Education, Phrase Structure
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Catchings, Libby – Written Communication, 2016
This qualitative study traces different articulations of the public, emotional honesty, and economic advantage in the literacy sponsorship of detained writer Lil' Purp by "The Beat Within," a publication for incarcerated youth and adults. Findings are compared to "The Beat"'s own account of Purp's progress, revealing a set of…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Writing Instruction, Writing for Publication, Literacy Education
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Imbrenda, Jon-Philip – Written Communication, 2016
Based on Vygotsky's theory of the interplay of the tool and sign functions of language, this study presents a textual analysis of a corpus of student-authored texts to illuminate aspects of development evidenced through the dialectical tension of tool and sign. Data were drawn from a series of reflective memos I authored during a seminar for new…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Semiotics, Student Development, Change
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Ray, Brian – Written Communication, 2016
This article introduces the concept of stylization and illustrates its usefulness for studying online discourse by examining how writers have employed it in order to parody sexist products such as BIC Cristal for Her, using genderlect in order to introduce dissonance into and reframe patriarchal discourse. A corpus analysis of 671 reviews, written…
Descriptors: Social Action, Discourse Analysis, Writing (Composition), Gender Bias
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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