Tag Archives: technical communication

Web design: Five reasons to sacrifice justified text for readability

Justified text is a text block which fits into a square or rectangle shape and it is aligned against both left and right borders of the shape. The text area is filled with irregular empty spaces to make the text … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: The email, still a powerful communication tool

Different spheres of interest such as linguistics, sociology, psychology, communication, computer and information science were explored in relation to email. Despite all the findings published throughout the years, researchers still find them “unsatisfactory” (Sallis and Kassabova, 2000, p. 45), because … Continue reading

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Cultures and communications: How to overcome anxiety, hostility and defensive behaviour in email communication

When I first wrote my emails to peers in other countries I only looked at the enthusiasm of the moment and at its rewarding part: getting to know other people from other countries. Later on, when I looked for different … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Culture influences on email writing and interpretation

I carried out a study on this subject some years ago and I would like to share some thoughts about the culture’s influences on email writing and content interpretation. The study involved a number of European teachers that worked in … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Email as a learning tool

I sent out my first email 20 years ago. By that time I could not anticipate that the email as a communication means would change our professional and personal lives. My first emails were linked to teaching and learning activities. … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Marrying cultures and computers

Discussing several aspects of intercultural computer-mediated communication (ICCMC) Amant (2002) explains what happens “when cultures and computers collide”. He argues that some computer-mediated communication (CMC) aspects appear to go against the communication needs and anticipations of cultural groups, particularly in … Continue reading

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Content Review: Readership’ feedback to content written in their second language

This article covers some thoughts about gathering readership’ feedback through email interview in the context of reviewing content, which addresses an international audience, where most of the readers are non-English native speakers. As English is one of the most spoken … Continue reading

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