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Global Contexts : Case Studies in International Technical Communication

Global Contexts : Case Studies in International Technical Communication - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205286829

Cover of Global Contexts : Case Studies in International Technical Communication 01 (ISBN 978-0205286829)
ISBN13: 978-0205286829
ISBN10: 0205286828
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Global Contexts : Case Studies in International Technical Communication - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205286829

Deborah Bosley

ISBN13: 978-0205286829
ISBN10: 0205286828
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Global Contexts offers a series of case studies about real and fictitious situations that allow students to understand the issues surrounding international and cross-cultural technical communication.

Cases are individually authored and have been created by many of the leading authorities in the field of international technical communication. The text is intended to help graduate and undergraduate students understand the context of and issues involved in writing for international audiences, as it has become increasingly common in the evolving global marketplace to address such audiences, especially in technical fields.

Author Bio

Bosley, Deborah S. : University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Table of Contents

1. Deborah S. Bosley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Introduction: Welcome to the New, Global Village.

2. Sam Dragga, Texas Tech University, A Visit to the Forbidden City: A Sign of the Times.

3. Craig J. Hansen, Metropolitan State University, Multilevel Challenges for Technical Documentation: Encountering Chinese Culture.

4. Emily A. Thrush, Memphis State University, High and Low Context Cultures: How Much Communication Is Too Much?

5. Boyd H. Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Jeutonne Brewer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ye-Ling Chang, National Kaohsiung Normal University; Usage Study for International Team-Building: The Never-Ending Story.

6. Jayne A. Moneysmith, Kent State University at Stark, Resolving Cultural Misunderstandings in Crisis Situations: The Case of the Inexperienced Entrepreneurs.

7. Bruce Maylath, University of Wisconsin at Stout, Translating User Manuals:
A Surgical Equipment Company's ''Quick Cut.'' 8. Barry L. Thatcher, Ohio University, Adapting to South American Communication Ohio Patterns: Odyssey's Proposal to Remedy Inconsistent Car Sales.

9. Roger Baumgarte, Winthrop University; Phillippe Blanchard, France; Cultural Issues in Corporate Hierarchies: Keeping Your Distance Isn't That Simple.

10. Thomas F. Lannin, Metro Information Services, A Venture between American Academe and Corporate Malaysia: The CyberUniversity Blues.

11. Elizabeth M. Lynn, Kettering University, Human Error, Communication Failures, and the Sinking of the M/S Estonia: A Recipe for Disaster.

12. Linda Driskill, Rice University; Frank Driskill, Brown and Root Energy Services; Risk-Based Design in a Pipeline Engineering Project for Columbia: ''First Do No Harm.''

13. Nancy L. Hoft, Michigan Technological University, Communicating the Risks of Natural Hazards: The World-At-Large Is at Stake. List of Contributors.

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