Legal literacy: Coproducing the law in technical communication

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This article discusses the need for technical communicators to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the relationship between law and their work. The author reviews the discipline's literature regarding the relationship between law and technical communication and argues that technical communicators must learn to see themselves as coproducers of the law. To that end, the author offers pedagogical strategies for helping technical communication students develop skills for recognizing the legal implications of their work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-24
Number of pages20
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication


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