The School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies
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The Technical Communications Programme

Literature

Here is a list of books that are available for students in the Technical Communications Programme.

Books can be borrowed from room B4063 in Pinni B upon agreement.


  • Alred, Gerald J. 1997. The St. Martin's Bibliography of Business and Technical Communication. New York: St. Martin's.
  • Alred, Gerald, Oliu, Walter & Brusaw, Charles. 1992. The Professional Writer: A Guide for Advanced Technical Writing. St. Martin's Press.
  • Ament, Kurt 2003. Single Sourcing. Building Modular Documentation. Norwich: William Andrew Publishing.
  • Anderson, Paul V., Brockman, John & Miller R. Carolyn (eds.). 1983 New Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication: Research, Theory, Practice. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood Publishing.
  • Andrews, Deborah 2001. Technical Communication in the Global Community (2nd ed.) Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Barker, Thomas T. 1998 Writing Software Documentation: A Task-Oriented Approach. Boston: The Allyn and Bacon Series in Technical Communication.
  • Brasseur, Lee E. 2003. Visualizing Technical Information. Amityville: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Bringhurst, Robert.1992 (1999). The Elements of Typographic Style. 2nd ed. Washington: Hartley & Marks, Publishers.
  • Brockmann, John R. 1998. From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty-First Century. Explorations in a History of Technical Communication in the United States. Cresskill: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • Brockmann, John R. 1990. Writing Better Computer User Documentation. From Paper to Hypertext Version 2.0. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Brusaw, Charles T. 1993. Handbook of Technical Writing. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin's.
  • Carroll, John M. (ed.) 1998. Minimalism Beyond the Nurnberg Funnel. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
  • Carroll, John M. 1990. The Nurnberg Funnel: Designing Minimalist Instruction for Practical Computer Skill. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
  • Coe, Marlana 1996. Human Factors for Technical Communicators. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • D'Arcy, Jan. 1998. Technically Speaking. A guide for Communicating Complex Information. Columbus: Battelle Press.
  • Doheny-Farina, Stephen (ed.) 1998. Effective Documentation: What We Have Learned from Research. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
  • Esselink, Bert. A Practical Guide to Software Localization: For Translators, Engineers and Project Managers. Language International World Dictionary, V. 3.
  • Fearing, Bertie E. & Sparrow, W. Keats (Eds.) 1989. Technical Writing. Theory and Practice. New York: The Modern Language Association of America.
  • Flammia, Madelyn (ed.). 1995. Perspectives on the Profession of Technical Communication. Society for Technical Communication.
  • Gurak Laura J. & Law Mary M. (eds.) 2002. Research in Technical Communication. Westport: Praeger Publishers.
  • Hackos, Joann T. & Redish, Janice C. 1998. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Hackos, Joann T. 1994. Managing Your Documentation Projects. Wiley Technical Communication Library. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Haramundanis, Katherine 1998. The Art of Technical Communication. 2nd ed. Boston: Digital Press.
  • Hennig, Jörg & Tjarks-Sobhani Marita 2005. Technical Communication - international. Today and in the Future. Schriften zur Technischen Kommunikation, Band 9. Lübeck: Verlag Schmidt-Römhild.
  • Horn-Helf, Brigitte 1999. Technisches Übersetzen in Theorie und Praxis. UTB Für Wissenschaft. A. Francke Verlag Tübingen und Basel.
  • Hoft, N. 1995 International Technical Communication: How to Export Information about High Technology. New York: John Wiley and Sons Publisher.
  • Horton, William 1994. Designing and Writing Online Documentation. Hypermedia for Self-Supporting Products. 2nd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Huckin, Thomas N. & Olsen, Leslie A. 1991. Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Non-native Speakers of English. 2nd edition. McGraw Hill.
  • Johnson, Robert R. 1998. User-Centered Technology. A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Johnson-Eilola, Johndan & Selber, Stuart (eds.) 2004. Central Works in Technical Communication. New York - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, Dan 1998. Technical Writing Style. Boston: The Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication.
  • Jones, Dan (ed.). 1996. Defining Technical Communication. Society for Technical Communication.
  • Kankaanranta, Anne 2005. Hej Seppo, could you pls comment on this! - Internal Email Communication in Lingua Franca English in a Multinational Company. Väitöskirja. Jyväskylän yliopiston Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus, Jyväskylä.
  • Kapp, Reginald 1998. The Presentation of Technical Information. 3rd, revised ed. [1948]. The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators.
  • Kemnitz, Charles F. (ed.) 1994. Technical Editing: Basic Theory and Practice. Anthology Series. Society for Technical Communication.
  • Kostelnick, Charles & Roberts D. David 1998. Designing Visual Language: Strategies for Professional Communicators. Boston: The Allyn & Bacon Series on Technical Communication.
  • Kynell-Hunt, Teresa & Savage, Gerald J. 2003. Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication: The Historical and Contemporary Struggle for Professional Status. Vol I. Baywood's Technical Communication Series. Amityville: Baywood Publing Company.
  • Kynell-Hunt, Teresa & Savage, Gerald J. 2004. Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication: Strategies for Professional Status. Vol II. Baywood's Technical Communication Series. Amityville: Baywood Publing Company.
  • Kynell, Teresa & Moran, Michael G. (toim.) 1999. Three Keys to the Past: The History of Technical Communication (Attw Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication, V. 7), Ablex Publishing.
  • Linnakylä, Pirjo, Kankaanranta, Marja ja Bopry, Jeanette 1999 (eds.). Portfolioita verkossa. Portfolios on the Web. Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos, Jyväskylän yliopisto.
  • Lyytikäinen, Kata & Riikonen Hannu 1998. Painotuotteen suunnittelu. Opetushallitus.
  • Lyytikäinen, Virpi. 1997. Rakenteisuuden hyödyntäminen elektronisissa dokumenteissa. SGML-pohjaisen dokumentaation tutkimus ja käyttö Suomessa 1997. Teknologiakatsaus 57/98, Tekes.
  • Markel, Mike 2003. Technical Communication (7th ed.) Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.
  • Nielsen, Jacob 1993. Usability Engineering. Boston: AP Professional.
  • Nickl, Markus 2001. Gebrauchsanleitungen. Ein Beitrag zur Textsortengeschichte seit 1950. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen.
  • Nykänen, Olli 2002. Toimivaa tekstiä. Opas tekniikasta kirjoittaville. Helsinki: Tekniikan Akateemisten Liitto TEK.
  • Oostendorp, Herre Van & Mul, De Sjaak (Eds.) 1996. Cognitive Aspects of Electronic Text Processing. Advances in Discourse Processes, Vol. 58. Norwood: Ablex Publishing.
  • Preece, Jenny et al. 1994. Human-Computer Interaction. Harlow, England: Addison Wesley.
  • Preece, Jenny et al.1993. A Guide to Usability: Human Factors in Computing. Harlow, England: Addison-Wesley.
  • Price, Jonathan & Korman, Henry 1993. How to Communicate Technical Information: A Handbook of Software and Hardware Documentation. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.
  • Reep, Diana C. 2000. Technical Writing - Principles, Strategies and Readings (4th ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Samson, Donald C. 1993. Editing Technical Writing. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • SFS-EN ISO 12100-2. Koneturvallisuus. Perusteet ja yleiset suunnitteluperiaatteet. Osa 2: Tekniset periatteet. Safety of Machine. Basic concepts, general principles of design. Part 2: Technical principles.
  • Shelton, James H. 1994. Handbook for Technical Writing. NTC Business Books.
  • Schriver, Karen A. 1997. Dynamics in Document Design. Creating Texts for Readers. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Staples, Katherine & Ornatowski, Cezar 1997. Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication. Theory, Practice, and Program Design. Vol 1 in ATTW Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication. London: Ablex Publishing Corporation.
  • Tarutz, Judith A. 1992. Technical Editing. The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  • Trompenaars, Fons & Hampden-Turner, Charles 1998. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Ulijn, Jan. 1995. Communicating in Technology and Business: From Psycholinguistic Theory to International Practice. New York: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Uren, Emmanuel, Howard, Robert & Perinotti, Tiziana 1993. Software Internationalization and Localization: An Introduction. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
  • Viherä, Marja-Liisa 1999. Ihminen tietoyhteiskunnassa - kansalaisten viestintävalmiudet kansalaisyhteiskunnan mahdollistajana. Turun kauppakorkeakoulun julkaisuja Sarja A-1:1999.
  • Walker, Sue 2001. Typography and Language in Everyday Life. Prescriptions and Practices. Harlow: Longman; Pearson Education Limited.
  • Winner, Langdon 1992. The Whale and the Reactor. A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.