The Language of Science

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Psychology Press, 2005 - 131 стор.

The communication of scientific principles is becoming increasingly important in a world that relies on technology. Exploring the use of scientific language in the news and examining how important scientific ideas are reported and communicated, this title in the Intertext series takes a look at the use and misuse of scientific language and how it shapes our lives.

The Language of Science:

  • explores the goals of, and problems with, scientific language and terminology
  • demonstrates the power and misuse of scientific discourse in the media
  • examines the special qualities of scientific communication
  • explores how science and popular culture interact
  • is illustrated with a wide range of examples from the MMR vaccine to AIDS and the biological weapons debate, and includes a glossary as well as ideas for further reading.

This practical book is ideal for post-16 to undergraduate students in English Language, Linguistics, Journalism, Communications Studies or Science Communication.

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Introduction
1
Scientific vs poetic language
7
Scientific language and the AIDS epidemic
14
Further reading
20
Metaphors as theories
26
The language of genetics
33
Grammatical metaphor and scientific theory
41
Discourse and facts
47
Tracing consensus about AIDS
67
Understanding the rhetorical in science
73
Rhetoric as persuasive art
80
Rhetoric and AIDS
89
Summary
96
Discursive hegemonies
103
Summary
114
Summary
124

Types of statements and the evolution of scientific facts
59

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Про автора (2005)

Carol Reeves is Associate Professor of English at Butler University, Indianapolis. She is an experienced teacher of rhetoric, science, science communication, and science journalism, and has published a number of articles on topics such as Language and AIDS.

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