Instructional documents in Spanish and in Dutch : do they really differ?

C.J.M. Jansen, J.A. Erkel, van

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Literature on intercultural technical communication suggests that cultural differences influence communication variables. however, there does not seem te be a convincing empirical base upon which the bold assumptions in scientific and practical publications van be founded. A smal-scale study was carried out to look for culture-related textual differences in user manuals from Spain and the Netherlands. The results do not support the assumptions made in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRearching Technical Documents
EditorsT. Ensink, C. Sauer
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
ISBN (Print)90-367-0650-5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Publication series

NameGroningen series on language use and communication
VolumeGLUC 2

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