“An excellent contribution to the much-needed transnational, translingual, and postcolonial studies in our contemporary context. The antiracist, participatory approach in this book leads us to future opportunities of multidimensional, intersectional understanding, appreciation, and compassion.”
—Xiaobo (Belle) Wang, Sam Houston State University
“One of the most promising contributions to technical communication research in many years.
The intersectional, interdependent approach to accessibility in technical communication has implications for the entire field. This is a major contribution.”
—Miriam F. Williams, Texas State University
”Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication reflects the shifting role of a technical communicator from a professional who relays, transmits, and translates information to one who embraces the broader picture of communication acts for a diverse population. . . . a crucial book for current pedagogical and scholarship purposes in the technical communication field.”
As technical communicators continue advocating for justice, the field should pay closer attention to how language diversity shapes all research and praxis in contemporary global contexts. Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication provides frameworks, strategies, and best practices for researchers engaging in projects with multilingual communities.
Through grounded case studies of multilingual technical communication projects in the US, Mexico, and Nepal, Laura Gonzales illustrates the multiple tensions at play in transnational research and demonstrates how technical communicators can leverage contemporary translation practices and methodologies to engage in research with multilingual communities that is justice-driven, participatory, and reciprocal.
Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication is of value to researchers and students across fields who are interested in designing projects alongside multilingual communities from historically marginalized backgrounds.