Technocratic discourse : a primer
McKenna, Bernard & Graham, Philip W. (2000) Technocratic discourse : a primer. Journal of Technical Writing & Communication, 30(3), pp. 223-251.
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This article describes the linguistic and semantic features of technocratic discourse using a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) framework. The article goes further to assert that the function of technocratic discourse in public policy is to advocate and promulgate a highly contentious political and economic agenda under the guise of scientific objectivity and political impartiality. We provide strong evidence to support the linguistic description, and the claims of political advocacy, by analyzing a 900-word document about globalization produced by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Bernard McKenna, Philip Graham
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)|
|Divisions:||Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Baywood Publishing|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2010 08:05|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:04|
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