Title

Rhetorical analysis of six technical manuals used in state institutions

Date of Publication

2001

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Arts in Language and Literature Major in English

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista

Defense Panel Chair

Teodoro Llamzon

Defense Panel Member

Glenda E. Fortez
Rosemarie L. Montanano
Danilo T. Dayag
Estrellita V. Gruenberg

Abstract/Summary

This study is an analysis of six technology manuals coming from the three leading technology institutions of the Philippines here identified as School 1, School 2 and 3. It aims to identify the different features of the texts of the above mentioned manuals, specifically their macro-structure and micro-structure. It seeks to determine how the organization pattern of the manuals is realized. It further identifies the specific rhetorical techniques, modes of organization, and presentation of information used to come up with a pattern or schema. For the macro-structure analysis, the Trimbles rhetorical process approach was used for the micro-structure, the Trimbles' rhetorical-grammatical relationship model was utilized. It was found from the macro-structure analysis that all six technical manuals showed the four levels of EST rhetoric.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03245

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

75 numb. leaves ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Rhetoric; Discourse analysis; Technical manuals

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