Business and Technical Communication

An Annotated Guide to Sources, Skills, and Samples

Author: Sandra E. Belanger,Susan Lee Kendall,Toby Leigh Matoush

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.

A Research Primer for Technical Communication

Methods, Exemplars, and Analyses

Author: Michael A. Hughes,George F. Hayhoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595518

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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This practical volume provides a thorough introduction to conducting and critically reading research in technical communication, complete with exemplars of research articles for study. Offering a solid grounding in the research underpinnings of the technical communication field, this resource has been developed for use in master’s level and upper-division undergraduate research methods courses in technical and professional communication.

How to Do Corpus Pragmatics on Pragmatically Annotated Data

Speech acts and beyond

Author: Martin Weisser

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027264295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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This book introduces a methodology and research tool (DART) that make it possible to carry out advanced corpus pragmatics research using dialogue corpora enriched with pragmatics-relevant annotations. It first explores the general use of spoken corpora for pragmatics research, as well as issues revolving around their representation and annotation, and then goes on to describe the resources required for such an annotation process. Based on data from three different corpora, ranging from highly constrained, task-oriented, ones (SPAADIA Trainline & Trains 93) to unconstrained dialogues (Switchboard), it next presents an in-depth discussion and illustration of the potential contributions of syntax, semantics, and semantico-pragmatics towards pragmatic force. This is followed by a description of the largely automatic annotation process itself, and finally an analysis of how a set of more than 110 potential speech acts defined in DART contributes towards establishing the specific communicative characteristics of the three corpora.

Women and Mass Communications in the 1990's

An International, Annotated Bibliography

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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An international survey of all types of literature on women and mass communications in the 1990s.

Essentials of Business Communication

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Dana Loewy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9TH EDITION presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled resources and author support for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION provides a four-in-one learning package: authoritative text, practical workbook, self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and premium Web site. Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, the Ninth Edition offers extraordinary print and digital exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments help students build lasting workplace skills. The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text features increased coverage of electronic messages and digital media, redesigned and updated model documents to introduce students to the latest business communication practices, and extensively updated exercises and activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communication in the Jewish Diaspora

The Pre-Modern World

Author: Sophia Menache

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101890

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

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Written by some of the most outstanding researchers in the field of Jewish history, this collection offers a rich and consistent picture of the main developments in communications in the Jewish world before the era of the mass-media. This pioneering research deals with both the techniques of communications and linguistic developments in communities widely separated between Europe, North Africa, and the Levant.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439103348

Category: Music

Page: 512

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”

Violence and Terror in the Mass Media

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Nancy Signorielli,George Gerbner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313261206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Originally a Unesco project, this annotate bibliography results from more than 4,600 requests to media scholars and researchers for research reports, publications, and other information relating to violence and terrorism. Although there is an international cast to the materials, most are from the U.S. Even though violence and terrorism permeate our myths and legends, there is increasing concern with their effect on viewers. This bibliography is particularly timely, with entries through spring 1987. The sections of the work (mass media content, mass media effects, pornography and the media, terrorism and the media) give a better idea of the work's scope than does the title. "Choice" T]he annotations are clearly written, succinctly descriptive of the original work's research with test groups, and evaluative of research results. "Reference Books Bulletin" This bibliography focuses on research and scholarly works relating to violence and terror. Consisting primarily of articles published in scholarly journals and books, this comprehensive work examines major topics such as violence and mass media content, violence and mass media effects, terrorism and the mass media, and pornography. Also included are articles from popular journals, reports published by the United States and other governments, conference papers, and dissertations. Each entry consists of the bibliographic citation and a short abstract; many of the sources include studies from other countries where relevant research has been conducted. The compilers' introduction provides a clear definition of violence and terrorism as they are dealt with in this volume and offers an interesting overview of various aspects of the subject.