Approaches to the Pragmatics of Scientific Discourse

Approaches to the Pragmatics of Scientific Discourse

by Andras Kertesz (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631372937
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/27/2001
Series: Metalinguistica Series , #9
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editor: András Kertész is Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He is the editor of the journal Sprachtheorie und germanistische Linguistik and author or editor of 11 books on the philosophy of science in general and theoretical linguistics in particular. His monographs include Die Modularität der Wissenschaft (1991), Artificial Intelligence and the Sociology of Knowledge (1993), Die Ferse und der Schild (1995), and Metalinguistik (1999).

Table of Contents

Contents: Gunther Dietz: The pragmatics of scientific titles formulated as questions – András Kertész: Scientific inquiry as a dialogue game: the case for ‘soft disciplines’ – Françoise Salager-Meyer: «This book portrays the worst form of mental terrorism»: critical speech acts in medical English book reviews (1940-2000) – Svitlana Zhabotynska: Author-profile in scholarly papers: Anglo-American vs. Ukrainian/Russian – Jean-Pierre Courtial: Cognition in language use: pointing out relational structure of scientific texts – Judit Gervain: When Chomsky meets Searle: an argumentation theoretical analysis of the debate between Chomsky and Searle – András Kertész: Metascience and the metaphorical structure of scientific discourse – Maria Tarantino: Heuristic approach to knowledge, language and meaning advancement: the conceptualization of light and the identification of HIV/AIDS – László Tarnay: Contexts, utterances and argumentation: are truth considerations entirely pragmatic or empty?

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