Writing Around the World A Guide to Writing Across Cultures

ISBN-10: 0826489826

ISBN-13: 9780826489821

Edition: 2009

Authors: Matthew McCool

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Matthew McCool has spent over ten years working on international information architecture at various global technology firms. He has addressed a diverse audience, ranging from novice to advanced online users, encompassing technical and non-technical subjects, and spanning both domestic and international markets. The international online markets he has worked with include Germany, Japan, France, and Spain, with additional experience in Mexico and a current online project in Tomsk, Russia. Aside from working for Levi, Ray & Shoup, Hewlett Packard, and Dynamics Research Corporation, he also has developed information architecture for the State of New Hampshire, rhe State of Colorado, the State of New Mexico, and various city and non-profit institutions.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Basic Principles of Intercultural Writing
Defining culture
Developing arguments
Sources and citation
Global coherence
Sentence cohesion
Matters of style
Culture and writing
Deepest Dimensions of Culture
Uncertainty
Social relationships
Communication
Rules
Time
Language and Culture
Language and thought
Attitude toward language
Digital and analog
Clarity and ambiguity
Formality and informality
Emotion and writing
Negative statements
Writing Around the World
Anatomy of a paper
Basic principles
Matters of form
Considering style
Ethics of Intercultural Writing
Responsible writing
Culture and illogical thinking
Intercultural Toolbox
Five tips for sentence cohension
Five tips for global coherence
Correctness and authority
Rules of writing
Misused words
Preparing for intercultural writing
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Index
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