Myers, Greg (2003) Discourse studies of scientific popularisation: questioning the boundaries. Discourse Studies, 5 (2). pp. 265-279. ISSN 1461-4456Full text not available from this repository.
This article critiques the `dominant view' of the popularization of science that takes it as a one-way process of simplification, one in which scientific articles are the originals of knowledge that is then debased by translation for a public that is ignorant of such matters, a blank slate. Recent work is surveyed in several disciplines that questions the boundaries of scientific discourse and genres of popularization: who the actors are, how the discourses interact, what modes are involved, and what is communicated. Implications are drawn from these studies for discourse analysis.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Discourse Studies|
|Additional Information:||This is a pdf of the author's final version. The definitive version is on the publisher's web-site at http://dis.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/2/265|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||popularization ; scientific discourse|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited By:||Prof Greg Myers|
|Deposited On:||08 Feb 2008 09:22|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2016 00:03|
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