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A Dictionary View of Technical Writing

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (1992). A Dictionary View of Technical Writing. In: Holt, Patrik and Williams, Noel eds. Computers and Writing: State of the Art. Bristol: Intellect, pp. 244–253.

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Abstract

It is possible to view a technical field through the prism of its terminology; dictionary definitions provide a particular kind of description of a field. The chapter explores the nature of changes which have come about in the process of accessing dictionary information during the process of writing technical texts. It proposes more effective ways of incorporating specialised background knowledge into dictionary reference tools, including 'reusable' information in the form of ready-made chunks of text.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-871516-20-X, 978-1-871516-20-3
Keywords: technical writing; writing support
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 12817
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 14:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12817
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