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Written Documents in the Workplace

 Parution de "Writtent Documents in the Workplace" de Alamargot, Terrier et Cellier auquel ont participé des membres du Laboratoire (Charles Tijus, Brigitte Cambon).


Book description

{mosimage}Divided into three parts, the first of which provides a linguistic definition of professional documents, describing their different types and genres. This definition necessarily takes into account both the formal characteristics of these types of document (e.g. nature of linguistic units involved) and their functional goals (the way these linguistic units are used to fulfill the text?s communicative aim). The second part focuses on the mental mechanisms involved in written production in the workplace. One of the aims of a professional writer is to compose a text which can be understood. Text composition involves specific processes and strategies that can be enhanced. One way of doing this is to give the writer suitable instructions, while another is to provide him/her with a suitable writing environment. This last aspect leads us to devote the third and final section to the comprehension of written documents in the workplace. Awareness of the strategies implemented by different readers (with more or less domain expertise) in order to understand technical and professional documents can enhance the latters readability.

Lien : "Written Documents in the Workplace ", Denis Alamargot, Patrice Terrier, Jean-Marie Cellier