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Textual dynamics of the professions: historical and contemporary studies of writing in professional communities

Author: Bazerman, Charles ; Paradis, CharlesPublisher: University of Wisconsin Press 1991.Language: EnglishDescription: 390 p. ; 24 cm.Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print P301 .T49 1991
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Textual Dynamics of the Professions Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities Contents Contributors ix Introduction 3 Charles Bazerman and lames Paradis PART ONE 1 TEXTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROFESSIONS How Natural Philosophers Can Cooperate: The Literary Technology of Coordinated Investigation in Joseph Priestley's History and Present State of Electricity (1767) 13 Charles Bazerman Stories and Styles in Two Molecular Biology Review Articles 45 Greg Myers The Rhetoric of Literary Criticism 76 Jeanne Fahnestock and Marie Secor The Medieval Art of Letter Writing: Rhetoric As Institutional Expression 97 Les Perelman The Role of Narrative Structure in the Transfer of Ideas: The Case Study and Management Theory 120 Ann Harleman Stewart Scientific Rhetoric in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Herbert Spencer, Thomas H. Huxley, and John Dewey 145 James P. Zappen 2 3 4 5 6 v i Contents PART TWO 7 THE DYNAMICS OF DISCOURSE COMMUNITIES Toward a Sociocognitive Model of Literacy: Constructing Mental Models in a Philosophical Conversation 171 Cheryl Geisler Social Context and Socially Constructed Texts: The Initiation of a Graduate Student into a Writing Research Community 191 Carol Berkenkotter, Thomas N. Huckin, and John Ackerman Meaning Attribution in Ambiguous Texts in Sociology 216 Robert A. Schwegler and Linda K. Shamoon Texts in Oral Context: The "Transmission" of Jury Instructions in an Indiana Trial 234 Gail Stygall 8 9 10 PART THREE 11 THE OPERATIONAL FORCE OF TEXTS Text and Action: The Operator's Manual in Context and in Court 256 James Paradis Understanding Failures in Organizational Discourse: The Accident at Three Mile Island and the Shuttle Challenger Disaster 279 Carl G. Herndl, Barbara A. Fennell, and Carolyn R. Miller 12 13 Creating a Text /Creating a Company: The Role of a Text in the Rise and Decline of a New Organization 306 Stephen Doheny-Farina vii Contents 14 Intertextuality in Tax Accounting: Generic, Referential, and Functional 336 Amy J. Devitt A Psychiatrist Using DSM-III: The Influence of a Charter Document in Psychiatry 358 Lucille Parkinson McCarthy 15 Index 381

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