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Subject:Academic vs. technical writing From:Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 7 May 1993 06:04:09 -0700
> Most Academic writing communicates from one specialist to
> other specialists.
Since there are only a dozen people in this country in my
academic discipline (history of Japanese language), if this
is how I wrote, I'd be in big trouble. Come to thinnk of
it, there is only one person in my subfield (history of
Japanese morphology). So if I wrote for experts, I'd have
an even more limited audience than I actually do!
The best academic writing is *not* limited to reading by