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The Language of Science (Intertext Series)


The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: a core introduction to language analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.
The Language of Science:
  • Explores the way in which scientific language is used (and, at times, abused) by politicians, the media and ourselves.
  • Demonstrates the interaction between linguistics and science.
  • Is illustrated with a wide range of examples from the MMR vaccine to AIDs and the biological weapons debate, and includes a glossary as well as ideas for further reading.
  • Looks at the role of 'names' and 'labels' in assigning levels of importance to scientific phenomenon.
  • Examines the use of scientific language and the derogatory connotations it may denote as it is used amongst individuals.
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