Faculty Advisor

Trimbur, John

Abstract

This paper explores the unique role of the rewriter of institutional texts within the cultural theory of texts. The project employs ideas and theories from the fields of linguistic philosophy, natural selection and evolution, and contemporary rhetoric to discuss different qualities of institutionalized texts as well as the interactions between author and text. Three editions of the Boy Scout Handbook are used as examples of institutional texts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Program

Humanities and Arts

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