Perspectives on the Popularisation of Natural Sciences in a Diachronic Overview

Perspectives on the Popularisation of Natural Sciences in a Diachronic Overview

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ISBN-13: 9781443854986
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eleonora Chiavetta was formerly an Associate Professor of English at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Palermo. Her research focuses on the analysis of specialized discourse, especially on the study of the genres referring to the domain of botany and gardening, both in a synchronic and diachronic perspective.Silvana Sciarrino was formerly an Associate Professor of English at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Palermo. Her current research focuses on translation studies and the analysis of specialized discourse, on legal translation, and on the language of the law.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Tables ix

Preface Eleonora Chiavetta Silvana Sciarrino xi

Chapter 1 Popular Botanical Terminology in Ireland during the Late Modern English Period: A Diachronic Overview Daniela Cesiri 1

Chapter 2 Private and Non-Private Features in Garden Notes and Notebooks: Mrs. C. W. Earle and Vita Sackville-West Eleonora Chiavetta 17

Chapter 3 Stance in Popularisation: Interaction or Manipulation? Darwin's Theory of Evolution and Related Matters as Presented in George William Hunter's A Civic Biology Presented in Problems (1914) Thomas Christiansen 33

Chapter 4 Talking of Science Again and Again Gabriella Di Martino 57

Chapter 5 The Popularisation of Darwin(ism) in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British Press: Darwin at Down House Kim Grego 67

Chapter 6 The Popularisation of Scientific Discourse for the Academia from a Diachronic Perspective: The Case of Nobel Lectures Stefania M. Maci 97

Bibliography 119

Contributors 133

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