Reading Science: Critical and Functional Perspectives on Discourses of Science

Reading Science: Critical and Functional Perspectives on Discourses of Science

by J.R. Martin
     
 

Reading Science looks at the distinctive language of science and technology and the role it plays in building up scientific understandings of the world. It brings together discourse analysis and critical theory for the first time in a single volume.
This edited collection examines science discourse from a number of perspectives, drawing on new rhetoric,

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Reading Science looks at the distinctive language of science and technology and the role it plays in building up scientific understandings of the world. It brings together discourse analysis and critical theory for the first time in a single volume.
This edited collection examines science discourse from a number of perspectives, drawing on new rhetoric, functional linguistics and critical theory. It explores this language in research and industrial contexts as well as in educational settings and in popular science writing and science fiction. The papers also include consideration of the role of images (tables and figures) in science writing and the importance of reading science discourse as multi-modal text.
The internationally renowned contributors include M. A. K. Halliday, Charles Bazerman and Jay Lemke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415167895
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Pt. IDiscourse on science
1Discourses of science: Recontextualisation, genesis, intertextuality and hegemony3
2Emerging perspectives on the many dimensions of scientific discourse15
Pt. IIPopularising science
3Cultivating science: Negotiating discourse in the popular texts of Stephen Jay Gould35
4The 'science' of science fiction: A sociocultural analysis63
Pt. IIIRecontextualising science
5Multiplying meaning: Visual and verbal semiotics in scientific text87
6The greening of school science: Ecogenesis in secondary classrooms114
7Science and apprenticeship: The pedagogic discourse152
Pt. IVDiscourses of science
8Things and relations: Regrammaticising experience as technical knowledge185
9Science discourse and industrial hierarchy236
10Extended reality, proto-nouns and the vernacular: Distinguishing the technological from the scientific266
11Technicality and abstraction in social science297
12Construing processes of consciousness: From the commonsense model to the uncommonsense model of cognitive science327
Index357

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