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Written documents in the workplace

Author: D Alamargot; P Terrier; J -M Cellier
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007.
Series: Studies in writing.
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Divided into three parts, the first of which provides a linguistic definition of professional documents, describing their different types and genres. This definition necessarily takes into account both the formal characteristics of these types of document (e.g. nature of linguistic units involved) and their functional goals (the way these linguistic units are used to fulfill the text's communicative aim). The second  Read more...
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Written documents in the workplace.
Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2007
(OCoLC)192026862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Alamargot; P Terrier; J -M Cellier
ISBN: 9780080553757 0080553753
OCLC Number: 182620607
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Nov. 30, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Contributors --
Long Abstract --
Introduction: Written Documents in the Workplace --
Section 1: Defining Professional Documents --
Chapter 1. Linguistic Markers of Lexical and Textual Relations in Technical Documents --
1 Using Linguistic Markers to Build Terminologies for the Management of Technical Documents --
2 Three Levels of Text Organisation in Technical Documents: Models and Markers --
3 Technical Documents in the Workplace: From Linguistic Analysis to Document Engineering --
Chapter 2. The Design, Understanding and Usage of Pictograms --
1 Common Definitions and Uses of Pictograms --
2 Understanding Pictograms --
3 Theoretical Basis for Understanding Pictograms --
4 Typological of Pictograms for Evaluation and Design --
5 Conclusion: Ergonomic Recommendations for Conception of Pictograms --
Chapter 3. Readability and Intelligibility of Procedural Texts: The Case of Enumeration in Legal Texts --
1 Introduction --
2 Configurational Markers --
3 Architectural Predicates --
4 Textual Organization and Textual Meaning --
5 Procedural Texts and Language Acts --
6 Readability and Vertical Enumeration --
7 A Tool of Textual Cohesion --
8 Discontinuous Readability or Continuous Readability? --
9 Intelligibility and Vertical Enumeration --
10 Emergence of the Intelligibility of an Enumeration in Legal Text --
11 Cohesion in Enumerations: Some Examples from a Legal Text --
12 Expression of Logical Links in Legal Text --
13 Other Markers with Analytical Function --
14 Genre Restraints and Situational Restraints --
15 Conclusion --
Section 2: Composing Documents --
Chapter 4. Considering Users and the Way They Use Procedural Texts: Some Prerequisites for the Design of Appropriate Documents --
1 Introduction --
2 The Use of Procedural Documents: An Interweaving of Four Dimensions --
3 Procedural Documents: Problems in Usage --
4 The Development of Documents Corresponding to Users' Needs --
5 Conclusion: Toward a Creation Process Combining Feedforward and Feedback Approaches --
Chapter 5. Highly Effective Writers and the Role of Reading: A Cognitive Approach to Composing in Professional Contexts --
1 Introduction --
2 Reading in Current Models of Writing --
3 Reading in Knowledge Transforming --
4 Reading for Writing and Memory --
5 Reading When Composing from Sources --
6 Reading for Revising --
7 Conclusion --
Chapter 6. Professional Editing: Emphasis on the Quality of a Text and its Communicative Effectiveness --
1 Introduction --
2 The Professional Editor's Task --
3 Work on the Text --
4 Physical Environment --
5 Reading and Problem-Solving Strategies --
6 Pace of Work and Quantity of Modifications --
7 Writing Operations and Target Units of Text --
8 Word Processing in the Work Process of Experienced Editors --
9 Implications for the Teaching of Editing --
10 Conclusion --
Chapter 7. Procedural Texts Written by Children --
1 Characteristics of Procedural Texts --
2 Developmental Issues in the Acquisition of Procedural Knowledge --
3 Children's Production of Procedural Texts --
4 Concluding Remarks --
Chapter 8. Developing an Online Writing Tutor to Improve Technical-Writing Skills in Engineering and Science Students --
1 Judgment Training --
2 Comparing Judgment Training Methods --
3 The Tutor.
Series Title: Studies in writing.
Responsibility: edited by D. Alamargot, P. Terrier, J.-M. Cellier.

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