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What about ethics? [engineering education]

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1 Author(s)
Dyrud, M.A. ; Dept. of Commun., Oregon Inst. of Technol., Klamath Falls, OR, USA

Ethics in technical writing is a neglected field, perhaps because of the seemingly objective content. This paper explores ethical considerations regarding three language concerns: euphemism; obfuscation; and intentional ambiguity. Examples include short letters and memos that lend themselves to in-depth examination.

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1998. FIE '98. 28th Annual  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

4-7 Nov. 1998