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Title:Disciplinary discourse: explicating rhetorical and sociolinguistic networks in the archive and library
Author(s):Herb, Amelia
Director of Research:Mortensen, Peter L.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Mortensen, Peter L.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Hawisher, Gail E.; La Barre, Kathryn A.; Keller, Janet D.
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):disciplinarity
rhetoric
writing
metadisciplinarity
writing across the curriculum/writing in the discipline (WAC/WID)
archives
Library
library and information science (LIS)
domain analysis
Knowledge Organization
Abstract:This dissertation explicates the disciplinary rhetoric of the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) and its subsequent impact on the field of writing studies and the teaching of writing. Specifically, this inquiry includes four key aspects: theorizing the field of LIS as a metadiscipline that has similarities in scope and influence to the field of writing studies; illustrating how the rhetoric of the field of LIS can affect historiographic practices in writing studies; analyzing the discourse of LIS as found in the Library of Congress Subject Headings in order to reveal its rhetorical and the sociolinguistic import; finally, theorizing a method for utilizing LIS theories to improve the pedagogy of the research paper within composition courses. To accomplish this, I build on and synthesize theories from Stephen Mailloux, Roland Barthes, Pierre Bourdieu, Birger Hjørland, and S.R. Ranganathan. What emerges is a response to specifically how and why writing studies needs to better understand our connection to LIS, as well as more broadly, how and why writing studies must research the influences of disciplines on one anther, specifically the implications of types of disciplines, such as interdiscipline and metadiscipline.
Issue Date:2013-08-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45670
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Amelia Herb
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-08-22
2015-08-22
Date Deposited:2013-08


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