Understanding the Owner’s Manual: the United States Constitution Examined Through the Lens of Technical Communication

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This dissertation explores the collaborative process and use of language that went into the creating the United States Constitution in 1787. From a technical communication perspective, the collaborative process explored did not develop any new theories on collaboration, but instead, allows scholars to track the emergence of a well-documented America collaborative process from the early period of the developing American nation on a document that has remained in use for over 235 years. in addition to examining this collaborative process, the author also discusses the use of passive voice and negative language in the first article of the Constitution.

Creator(s): Elerson, Crystal
Creation Date: May 2012
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
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  • Creation: May 2012
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This dissertation explores the collaborative process and use of language that went into the creating the United States Constitution in 1787. From a technical communication perspective, the collaborative process explored did not develop any new theories on collaboration, but instead, allows scholars to track the emergence of a well-documented America collaborative process from the early period of the developing American nation on a document that has remained in use for over 235 years. in addition to examining this collaborative process, the author also discusses the use of passive voice and negative language in the first article of the Constitution.

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Discipline: English
Level: Doctoral
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Keyword(s): Constitution | technical communication | collaboration | passive voice | style
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Holder: Elerson, Crystal
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