10/22/2021

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USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric Alumna and Faculty in Journal of Business and Technical Communications

USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric PhD alumna Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Assistant Professor Avery Edenfield, and Professor Emeritus Keith Grant-Davie have published an article in the Journal of Business and Technical Communications. Expanding the scope of risk communication, the paper, “Sex Work and Professional Risk Communication: Keeping Safe on the Streets,” uses corpus-assisted discourse analysis and keyword analysis to reveal word choice patterns in safety guides produced by street-level sex workers, who are a hypermarginalized group. The authors find that this group uses professional communication to emphasize risk reduction, ultimately arguing that these types of safety guides could help empower other marginalized groups.



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