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When culture and rhetoric contrast: examining English as the international language of technical communication

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1 Author(s)
St Amant, K. ; Dept. of Rhetoric, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

We often hear the expression that mathematics is the universal language of science and technology. Yet, while mathematics can cut across certain communicative boundaries, it is not the actual language of the sciences, for that role has already been filled by English. The author considers how English is the international language of technical communication

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 4 )