Archives for November 2016

4Q16 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Entrepreneurship Communication

The December 2016 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on entrepreneurship communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the September issue, during the next month. Volume 59, Number 4, December 2016 Editorial— Introduction to the … [Read more...]

CFP: SIGDOC 2017, Halifax, NS, Canada – Deadline Extended to January 17th, 2017

Update: Deadline Extended to January 17th, 2017 Have you ever wanted to visit beautiful Nova Scotia? Are you working on any projects that examine how the design of communication is practiced, researched, taught, or theorized? If so, consider submitting a proposal for SIGDOC 2017! The 2017 conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on the … [Read more...]

The Impact of Indirect Speech Acts on Professional Communication

We don't always say what we mean ... In fact, we often avoid direct speech acts – saying what we mean – in the service of politeness and conflict avoidance, relying instead on indirect speech to communicate complex thoughts. An indirect speech act, according to linguist John Searle, relies on more than simply the words of an utterance to … [Read more...]

Greg Pogue on Entrepreneurial Communication

We asked Greg Pogue of the IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, who, with Clay Spinuzzi, hosted a session and panel on entrepreneurial communication at ProComm 2016 about the fundamentals of making a good "pitch." Watch his response here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jUtMknh14Q&t=1s … [Read more...]

Job Openings: Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, is pleased to invite applications for the following tenure track positions: Assistant Professor, Business and Technical Communication, tenure track Responsibilities: 4/4 teaching load, including undergraduate communication core and business communication courses, and graduate online-courses … [Read more...]

Call for Participation: Writing Studies and IRBs

Johanna Hillen, PhD candidate at the University of South Florida, Dr. Joe Moxley, her advisor, and Dr. Norbert Elliot, are looking for your participation in a research study on Writing Studies and IRBs, and hope you will support this CCCC Research Initiative study (USF Protocol #25347). They are looking for a diversity of experiences with … [Read more...]

Bruce Maylath on the Cult of Monolingualism

At the 2016 IEEE ProComm conference, we asked Bruce Maylath, winner of the 2016 Ronald S. Blicq award, about the cult of monolingualism and the dangers it presents to communicating technical work. Listen to his responses and examples in the video below to avoid the practical and ideological pitfalls of a monolingual approach to technical … [Read more...]