Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values: Language, by J. L. Lemke

By J. L. Lemke

Talking Science discusses the position of language in educating and in communique of medical and technical matters. It identifies and analyzes the numerous options lecturers and scholars use to speak approximately technological know-how and to steer one another's ideals and behaviour. exact emphasis is put on interpreting styles of social interplay, the position of language and semantics in speaking clinical innovations, and the social values and pursuits which lie in the back of those styles of conversation. operating from transcripts of recordings made in genuine technology school rooms, this quantity is going past prior paintings at the association of school room discourse to teach how the conceptual content material of a really expert topic is basically communicated during the semantic styles that lecturers and scholars weave with language. sleek options of discourse research are used to put the verbal exchange of technology within the context of lecture room classes, debates, and disruptions. serious research extra exhibits how a mystique of technological know-how is perpetuated in school rooms and identifies the hidden social pursuits it serves.

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