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The Language of Science : Collected Works M a Halliday - M. A. K. Halliday

The Language of Science

Collected Works M a Halliday

Hardcover Published: 20th June 2004
ISBN: 9780826458711
Number Of Pages: 268

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For nearly half a century, Professor M. A. K. Halliday has been enriching the discipline of linguistics with his keen insights into the social semiotic phenomenon we call language. This ten-volume series presents the seminal works of Professor Halliday. This fifth volume of the collected works explores 'the semantic character of scientific discourse'. It opens with a new essay by Professor Halliday in which he looks at the power of language to make meaning, and addresses the question 'how big is a language'? In the essays that follow Halliday argues that there is no single register of science, but there are numerous scientific discourses. Looking at the history of scientific discourse it is possible to see new strategies evolving which are grounded in processes of metaphor. These grammatical metaphors increase the power that a language has for theorising and hence it is within these metaphors that the power of language resides.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: How Big is a Language? On the Power of Languagep. xi
Grammatical Metaphorp. 1
Editor's Introductionp. 3
Language and the Reshaping of Human Experiencep. 7
Language and Knowledge: the 'Unpacking' of Textp. 24
Things and Relations: Regrammaticizing Experience as Technical Knowledgep. 49
The Grammatical Construction of Scientific Knowledge: the Framing of the English Clausep. 102
Scientific Englishp. 135
Editor's Introductionp. 137
On the Language of Physical Sciencep. 140
Some Grammatical Problems in Scientific Englishp. 159
On the Grammar of Scientific Englishp. 181
Writing Science: Literacy and Discursive Powerp. 199
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780826458711
ISBN-10: 0826458718
Series: Collected Works M a Halliday : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 20th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.36  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1