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LINGUIST List 18.1598

Sat May 26 2007

Books: Ling & Literature/Socioling: Alamargot, Terrier, Cellier (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
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        1.    Patricia Howard, Written Documents in the Workplace: Alamargot, Terrier, Cellier (Eds)


Message 1: Written Documents in the Workplace: Alamargot, Terrier, Cellier (Eds)
Date: 17-May-2007
From: Patricia Howard <p.howardelsevier.com>
Subject: Written Documents in the Workplace: Alamargot, Terrier, Cellier (Eds)


Title: Written Documents in the Workplace
Series Title: Studies in Writing
Published: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
                http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics

Book URL: http://books.elsevier.com

Editor: Denis Alamargot
Editor: Patrice Terrier
Editor: Jean-Marie Cellier
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 150
Abstract:

In the workplace, written communication is key to transmitting and
preserving information. How to produce efficient and professional documents
is, therefore, a decisive question for all companies and institutions. "Written
Documents in the Workplace" addresses this need by bridging the gap
between fundamental writing and reading research, and issues of efficacy
with respect to written communication in the workplace. The Editors have
selected specific topics and invited eminent linguists, psychologists and
ergonomists around the world to contribute state-of-the-art reviews.

The book is divided into three parts. The first provides a linguistic definition
of professional documents, explaining differences in type and genre; the
second part focuses on the mental mechanisms involved in writing in the
workplace, while the third is dedicated to the comprehension of the written
documents themselves. There are also recommendations to professional
writers; ways to improve on surface form and content structure are
discussed and design guidelines provided in the form of in-depth reviews and
illustrated examples. Pictograms, blogs, animated procedures, task-
guidance systems, 'the professional translator' and 'the writer at school' are
all additional features to be found in this new Studies in Writing volume.

Cutting across the diverse fields of text linguistics, cognitive psychology and
human factors, this book will dramatically strengthen the writing abilities of
the reader, leaving them better equipped to produce more usable documents
at work.

Section Table of Contents
Section A. Defining professional documents
Section B. Composing documents
Section C. Understanding documents

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=25743


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Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






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