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Exploring the Rhetoric of International Professional Communication

An Agenda for Teachers and Researchers, 1st Edition

By Carl R. Lovitt, Dixie Goswami


326 pages

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Presents a collection of fourteen essays that responds to the need for a more rhetorical conception of professional communication as an international discipline. This book challenges the adequacy of relying on preconceived notions about the factors that determine discourse in international professional settings.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION • Rethinking the Role of Culture in International Professional Communication Carl R. Lovitt

PART ONE: Professional Communication in the Global Workplace

CHAPTER 1 • Communicating in a Global Multicultural Corporation: Other Metaphors and Strategies Jane M. Perkins

CHAPTER 2 • Information Systems and Technology in International Professional Communication Deborah C. Andrews

CHAPTER 3 • Using Technology to Support Global Drug-Development Teams Stephen A. Bernhardt

CHAPTER 4 • The Impact of Discourse Communities on International Professional Communication John Webband Michael Keene

CHAPTER 5 • Redefining the Professional in International Professional Communication Timothy S. Boswood

PART TWO: Rhetorical Strategies for the Global Workplace

CHAPTER 6 • Intercultural Business Communication: An Interactive Approach Jürgen Bolten

CHAPTER 7 • A Relational Framework for Professional Communication in International Organizations Frederick Steier

CHAPTER 8 • Effective Communication in Multicultural Organizations: A Receiver-Defined Activity Judi Brownell

PART THREE: Teaching and Research in International Professional Communication

CHAPTER 9 • Cultural Biases in Intercultural Business Communication Courses and How to Avoid Them S. Paul Verluyten

CHAPTER 10 • Culture and the Shape of Rhetoric: Protocols of International Document Design Elizabeth Tebeauxand Linda Driskill

CHAPTER 11 • Visual Elements in Cross-Cultural Technical Communication: Recognition and Comprehension as a Function of Cultural Conventions Deborah S. Bosley

CHAPTER 12 • The Implications of Translation for Professional Communication Timothy Weiss

CHAPTER 13 • The Student-as-Researcher in International Organizations Jane Jorgenson

CHAPTER 14 • Afterword: Teaching and Research Directions for International Professional Communication Dixie Goswami


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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health