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LINGUIST List 25.2885

Wed Jul 09 2014

Books: The Language of Popularization [Die Sprache der Popularisierung]: Bongo, Caliendo (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Jul-2014
From: Simon Reber <S.Reberpeterlang.com>
Subject: The Language of Popularization [Die Sprache der Popularisierung]: Bongo, Caliendo (eds.)
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Title: The Language of Popularization [Die Sprache der Popularisierung]
Subtitle: Theoretical and Descriptive Models [Theoretische und deskriptive Modelle]
Series Title: Series: Sprache in Kommunikation und Medien - Volume 6
Published: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431374

Editor: Giancarmine Bongo
Editor: Giuditta Caliendo
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313742 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 85.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313742 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 52.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313742 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 65.40

In today’s knowledge-based society, exploring the dynamics of communicating specialised contents to the lay public is an undoubtedly topical issue. However, popularization still remains a rather unexplored territory and recent contributions to the field seem to lack a consistent methodological orientation, with hesitations in terms of shared and codified definitions. The contributions to this volume constitute a step forward in the field of popularization studies. New scenarios have been explored with a view to providing shared theoretical and descriptive models from a linguistic perspective and investigating the way popularization is characterised and instantiated, also taking into account its intercultural dimension. The research methods and tools draw upon the analytical framework of discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus linguistics and genre analysis.

[In der heutigen Wissensgesellschaft sind die Mechanismen des Transfers von Fachwissen an Laien von großer Relevanz. Dennoch bleibt Popularisierung ein linguistisch noch relativ unbestimmtes und unerforschtes Phänomen. Ziel des Bandes ist deshalb, neue Perspektiven zu eröffnen und auf mögliche neue konsistente Modelle (sowohl theoretische als auch methodologische) hinzuweisen. Unterschiedliche Ansätze kommen dabei ins Spiel, u.a. Diskursanalyse, Rhetorik, Pragmatik, Korpuslinguistik und genre analysis.]

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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