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Linking engineering students in Spain and technical writing students in the US as co-authors: The challenges and outcomes of subject-matter experts and language specialists collaborating internationally

Autor
Maylath, B.; King, T.; Arno, E.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Connexions. International Professional Communication Journal
Data de publicació
2013-09-02
Volum
1
Número
2
Pàgina inicial
159
Pàgina final
185
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/23065 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://connexionsj.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/maylath_king_arno-macia.pdf Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
In a first-of-its-kind international collaboration, technical writing classes in Spain and the US matched engineering students with international technical writing students to coauthor procedural instructions. These were then tested for usability by students in Finland and the US, and subsequently translated and localized by students in Belgium, France, and Italy. The coauthors faced challenges in gaining expertise, communicating clearly in a lingua franca, handling differing cultures, testing f...
Citació
Maylath, B.; King, T.; Arno, E. Linking engineering students in Spain and technical writing students in the US as co-authors: The challenges and outcomes of subject-matter experts and language specialists collaborating internationally. "Connexions. International Professional Communication Journal", 02 Setembre 2013, vol. 1, núm. 2, p. 159-185.
Paraules clau
Collaboration, Engineering communication, Intercultural communication, Localization, Specialized knowledge, Technical writing, Technology, Translation, Usability testing

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