Edited by Han Yu and Jonathan Buehl
Copy edited by Meg Vezzu. Designed by Mike Palmquist.
Keywords in Technical and Professional Communication explores the multiple and sometimes conflicting uses of terms central to the discipline of technical and professional communication (TPC). Each keyword was selected through a multi-stage process that involved corpus analysis of journal publications and surveys of technical communication scholars, educators, and practitioners. Written by experts who have published extensively on the concepts underlying each keyword, each essay provides a history and/or a summary of the changing contemporary and disciplinary contexts in which the keyword has been used, discusses the debates surrounding the term, considers the critical lenses shaping our understanding of it, and discusses how the term could be used in the future and/or whether it needs to be rethought in our current environment.
Foreword: Technical and Professional Communication, Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart A. Selber
Introduction, Han Yu and Jonathan Buehl
1. Accessibility, Sushil K. Oswal
2. Actor/Activity, Clay Spinuzzi
3. Assessment, Norbert Elliot
4. Audience, Ann M. Blakeslee
5. Collaboration, Pam Estes Brewer
6. Content Management, Tatiana Batova and Rebekka Andersen
7. Crisis Communication, Elizabeth L. Angeli
8. Data Visualization, Charles Kostelnick
9. Design, Miles A. Kimball
10. Documentation, David Farkas
11. Editing, Angela Eaton
12. Ethics, Steven B. Katz
13. Feminisms, Erin Clark Frost
14. Genre, Brent Henze
15. History, Edward A. Malone
16. Information, William Hart-Davidson
17. International/Intercultural Communication, Huiling Ding
18. Knowledge, Jason Swarts
19. Literacy, Kelli Cargile Cook
20. Medical/Health Communication, Christa Teston
21. Multimodality, Dirk Remley
22. Pedagogy, Tracy Bridgeford
23. Plain Language, Russell Willerton
24. Profession, Gerald Savage
25. Project Management, Benjamin Lauren
26. Proposal, Richard Johnson-Sheehan
27. Public, Kristen R. Moore
28. Research, Chris Lam
29. Rhetoric, James E. Porter
30. Risk Communication, J. Blake Scott
31. Science, Kathryn Northcut
32. Social Justice, Natasha N. Jones and Rebecca Walton
33. Social Media, Liza Potts and Michael Trice
34. Structure, Carlos Evia
35. Style, Jonathan Buehl
36. Technology, Bernadette Longo
37. Translation, Bruce Maylath
38. User Experience (UX) , Guiseppe Getto
39. Visual, Han Yu
Afterword: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Citational Practice, Kristen R. Moore, Lauren E. Cagle, and Nicole Lowman
Han Yu is Professor of English at Kansas State University, where she teaches scientific and technical communication. She is the author of The Other Kind of Funnies: Comics in Technical Communication; Communicating Genetics: Visualizations and Representations; and Mind Thief: The Story of Alzheimer’s. She is the co-editor of Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Narrating Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication and Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies.
Jonathan Buehl is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where he teaches courses on research methods and technical and professional communication. He is the author of Assembling Arguments: Multimodal Rhetoric and Scientific Discourse and the co-editor of Science and the Internet: Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age. As a consultant and trainer, he has worked with teams of writers in organizations ranging from small nonprofits and biotech startups to business consulting firms and multinational insurance companies.
Publication Information: Yu, Han, & Jonathan Buehl (Eds.). (2023). Keywords in Technical and Professional Communication. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/TPC-B.2023.1923
Digital Publication Date: August 4, 2023.
Print Publication Date: Pending.
ISBN: 978-1-64215-192-3 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-193-0 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-501-3 (pbk.)
Series Editor: Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida
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