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Reading Science : Critical and Functional Perspectives on Discourses of Science - J. R. Martin

Reading Science

Critical and Functional Perspectives on Discourses of Science

By: J. R. Martin (Editor), Robert Veel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415167901
Number Of Pages: 384

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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.

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Discourse on science
Discourses of science: Recontextualisation, genesis, intertextuality and hegemonyp. 3
Emerging perspectives on the many dimensions of scientific discoursep. 15
Popularising science
Cultivating science: Negotiating discourse in the popular texts of Stephen Jay Gouldp. 35
The 'science' of science fiction: A sociocultural analysisp. 63
Recontextualising science
Multiplying meaning: Visual and verbal semiotics in scientific textp. 87
The greening of school science: Ecogenesis in secondary classroomsp. 114
Science and apprenticeship: The pedagogic discoursep. 152
Discourses of science
Things and relations: Regrammaticising experience as technical knowledgep. 185
Science discourse and industrial hierarchyp. 236
Extended reality, proto-nouns and the vernacular: Distinguishing the technological from the scientificp. 266
Technicality and abstraction in social sciencep. 297
Construing processes of consciousness: From the commonsense model to the uncommonsense model of cognitive sciencep. 327
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780415167901
ISBN-10: 0415167906
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1