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Author Pilkington, Olga A., author.

Title Presented discourse in popular science : professional voices in books for lay audiences / Olga A. Pilkington.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in pragmatics, 1750-368X ; volume 17
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Presented Discourse in Popular Science, Olga A. Pilkington explores the forms and functions of the voices of scientists in books written for non-professionals. This study confirms the importance of considering presentation of discourse outside of literary fiction: popular science uses presented discourse in ways uncommon for fiction yet not conventional for non-fiction either. This analysis is an acknowledgement of the social consequences of popularization. Discourse presentation of scientists reconstructs the world of the scientific community as a human space but also projects back into it an image of the scientist the public wants to see. At the same time, Pilkington's findings strengthen the view of popularization that rejects the notion of a strict divide between professional and popular science"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: Popular Science, Overview of the Genre -- Theoretical Perspectives -- Analytical Background, Framework, Texts, and Methods -- Dramatization in the Narratives of Discovery: The Roles of Communicated Discourse and Thought Presentation -- Beyond Dramatization -- Presented Discourse outside the Narratives of Discovery -- The Role of Presented Discourse in the Formation of Positive Bias -- Appendix: Practical Applications of Research Findings
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Subject Science -- Language.
Science -- Popular works.
Discourse analysis.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Popular works.
Other Form: Print version: Pilkington, Olga A. Presented discourse in popular science. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018] 9789004365964 (DLC) 2018024308
ISBN 9004365974
9789004365971 (electronic bk.)
9789004365964 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004365966