Semiotic Integration:
Information Structure Maps

Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology
at kochi-tech dot ac dot jp

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Lawrie Hunter supervises CALL and non-CALL instruction in ESP technical writing and foundation critical thinking at Kochi University of Technology. He has been the special interviews editor for the journal Document Design ( since its inception in 1998.