If we were to develop a theory-based paradigm to inform single-sourcing, content management, reuse, DITA, and similar techniques, what rhetorical historical sources could we use? Through the rhetoric of sublation, the poetic theories of early twentieth-century Russian Acmeism may offer one paradigm for how to conceptualize single-sourcing. Access here.
What are the most salient usability issues that relate to single-sourcing? How can XML-based markup languages be applied to improve the usability of networked media? Find my article in Technical Communication 51 (3) pp. 399-408, 2004.
Russian philologist Mikhail Bakhtin is a very important theorist in the humanities and social sciences, yet some of his key concepts are difficult to interpret without an understanding of his cultural circumstances. This article attempts to shed light on these matters through a closer analysis of Bakhtin's own Russian rhetorical vocabulary, culture and time period.
What is the professional role of the technical communicator in a single-sourcing work environment? What sorts of professional and managerial identities change? In my article in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, I show how new communication technologies reorganize tasks and people in ways that can be promising for technical communicators.
If you wanted to develop a websites for immigrants, what specific features and navigation would you need? Is it possible to come up with how-to steps for this task? Find my article in Technical Communication 48 (4), pp. 435-448, 2001.
This article analyzes how participation on a Russian émigré Web site develops a communal identity or "ethos." This ethos emerges primarily through three activities: the creation of cultural and technical resources; the linking of other pages to the site; and the debate and dialogue on bulletin boards. Together these activities form a transnational rhetorical community … Continue reading Communal Identity on Émigré Web Sites