The Language of Science

Using Darwin's The Origin of Species as a casepoint, this book shows that the language of scientists does remain language and that a skilful use of its rhetorical and poetic aspects often determines the 'facts' and the transmission of ...

Author: Bulhof

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004246836

Category: History

Page: 212

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Using Darwin's The Origin of Species as a casepoint, this book shows that the language of scientists does remain language and that a skilful use of its rhetorical and poetic aspects often determines the 'facts' and the transmission of information.

The Language of Science

“A broad study of the language of science.” - Preface.

Author: Theodore Horace Savory

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041585923

Category: Science

Page: 173

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“A broad study of the language of science.” - Preface.

The Dominance of English as a Language of Science

The text shows to what degree English is now the dominant language of science. It gives a world-wide overview of various countries on all continents aiming beyond description at explanation and even prediction of future developments.

Author: Ulrich

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

ISBN: UCSC:32106016396621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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The text shows to what degree English is now the dominant language of science. It gives a world-wide overview of various countries on all continents aiming beyond description at explanation and even prediction of future developments.

Information

This is a snappily written and utterly absorbing work, which, with its deceptively simple presentation, gives an incredible insight into a new language of science and a new way of understanding.

Author: Hans Christian Von Baeyer

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 0297607251

Category: Communication in science

Page: 258

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The nuclear age has morphed into the information age. Information is a cool, sexy word: using it makes you feel smart. It proves that you are plugged in and technologically sophisticated. Information is unquestionably in. But what is information? Is it a scientifically useful concept? The slow emergence of the notion of information during the 20th century contrasts sharply with the birth of the energy concept as in the 19th. Then, in the brief span of 20 years, energy was invented, defined and established as a key element of physics, and more generally of science. We don't know what energy is, but we can describe it mathematically, measure it accurately, even market, regulate and tax it. In this work, Professor von Baeyer shows how information is becoming just as robust, and just as central to physics and biology, as energy is today. It is, he says, poised to replace matter as the primary stuff of the universe - stuff that flows out of a tangible object, like a piano or a book or an atom, and, after a tortuous sequence of metamorphoses involving the senses, lodges in the conscious brain.

Scientific Babel

Intelligent, revealing and full of amazing stories, Scientific Babel shows how the world has remade science just as much as science has transformed the world.

Author: Michael Gordin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781251142

Category: Communication in science

Page: 432

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Today scientists are a resolutely monoglot community, using exclusively English - but the rise of English was anything but inevitable and only very recent. In a sweeping history, from the Middle Ages through to today, Michael Gordin untangles the web of politics, money, personality and international conflict that led to the English language dominated world of science we now inhabit. He takes us on a journey from the fall of Latin to the rise of English, telling how we lost Dutch, Italian, Swedish and many other languages on the way. The significance of language in the nationalistic realm of science is astounding - just one word mistranslated into German from Russian, triggered an inflammatory contest between Germany and Russia for the credit of having discovered the periodic table. In Michael's hands we see that science isn't the universal quest for truth we thought, but rather the subject of political jockeying, national rivalry, and fierce competition. Intelligent, revealing and full of amazing stories, Scientific Babel shows how the world has remade science just as much as science has transformed the world.

The Language of Coaching

The book offers a comprehensive collection of cueing frameworks to help coaches better communicate with athletes in any sport.

Author: Nicklaas C. Winkelman

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781492567363

Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: 336

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The Language of Coaching examines how instruction, feedback, and cueing can have a significant impact on training and performance outcomes. The book offers a comprehensive collection of cueing frameworks to help coaches better communicate with athletes in any sport.

The Language of Science

Inter te $ t The Language of Science ' Professor Reeves transforms the
achievements of two generations of creative scholarship in the language and
rhetoric of science into a textbook that is fully accessible to undergraduates ,
while remaining ...

Author: Carol Reeves

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415346355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 131

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With more and more scientific language being applied -and misapplied- in our daily lives, this title from the Intertext series explores the use of scientific terms through hot topics from the MMR vaccine to AIDS and biological weapons

Understanding the Language of Science

Our texts clearly illustrate this use of figurative language in explicating a wide
range of scientific concepts . This being so , we can see the importance of
teaching students to recognize , understand , and explain the major metaphoric
themes of ...

Author: Steven Darian

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292716184

Category: Science

Page: 248

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From astronomy to zoology, the practice of science proceeds from scientific ways of thinking. These patterns of thought, such as defining and classifying, hypothesizing and experimenting, form the building blocks of all scientific endeavor. Understanding how they work is therefore an essential foundation for everyone involved in scientific study or teaching, from elementary school students to classroom teachers and professional scientists. In this book, Steven Darian examines the language of science in order to analyze the patterns of thinking that underlie scientific endeavor. He draws examples from university science textbooks in a variety of disciplines, since these offer a common, even canonical, language for scientific expression. Darian identifies and focuses in depth on nine patterns—defining, classifying, using figurative language, determining cause and effect, hypothesizing, experimenting, visualizing, quantifying, and comparing—and shows how they interact in practice. He also traces how these thought modes developed historically from Pythagoras through Newton.

English the lingua franca as a global language and the decline of German as an international language of science

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: Gut, University of Graz, course: The Globalisation of English, Language Attitudes and Language Contact, 18 entries in the ...

Author: Silvia Eibel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638490436

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 22

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: Gut, University of Graz, course: The Globalisation of English, Language Attitudes and Language Contact, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the topic of English as a lingua franca as well as the past and current status of German as a language of science. One issue which is discussed throughout this paper is English as a global language. The questions that arise regarding this topic are: Why did English become so important in the last century? Why do we speak of English as a global language? How could English reach such widespread acceptance? What are dangers of a global language and could anything stop globalisation? In this paper many facets of English will be presented and discussed. The second important topic this paper covers is the decline of German as an international language of science. German used to be an important language of science in the 19thcentury until World War I. But what happened at that point and why did German lose its international character? Which circumstances are responsible for the decline of German? What is the present status of German in science and what are the future perspectives? All these questions and assumptions will be discussed in the following term paper and the closing remarks will summarise the findings.

Concepts of Science Education

Nevertheless , although such an observational language should not be the basic
language of scientific observation , it may still have a place within the framework
of the language of physical facts . For example , subject S in a psychological ...

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002454604

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The Language of Plants

The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and ...

Author: Monica Gagliano

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517901855

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms. Viewing plants as sophisticated information-processing organisms with complex communication strategies (they can sense and respond to environmental cues and play an active role in their own survival and reproduction through chemical languages) radically transforms our notion of plants as unresponsive beings, ready to be instrumentally appropriated. By providing multifaceted understandings of plants, informed by the latest developments in evolutionary ecology, the philosophy of biology, and ecocritical theory, The Language of Plants promotes the freedom of imagination necessary for a new ecological awareness and more sustainable interactions with diverse life forms. Contributors: Joni Adamson, Arizona State U; Nancy E. Baker, Sarah Lawrence College; Karen L. F. Houle, U of Guelph; Luce Irigaray, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Erin James, U of Idaho; Richard Karban, U of California at Davis; Andr� Kessler, Cornell U; Isabel Kranz, U of Vienna; Michael Marder, U of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU); Timothy Morton, Rice U; Christian Nansen, U of California at Davis; Robert A. Raguso, Cornell U; Catriona Sandilands, York U.

Human Rights in Language and STEM Education

This volume explores the challenges of teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in local languages and local contexts in a range of countries around the world.

Author: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463004053

Category: Education

Page: 305

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This volume explores the challenges of teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in local languages and local contexts in a range of countries around the world. Many countries around the world, including African countries, have been largely excluded from the transformation that is going on in STEM pedagogy in the USA, where the emphasis is on the importance of language choice and the development of English Language Learner (ELL). STEM subjects in many parts of the world have been taught in a global language, mainly English, rather than using a local language and local curriculum. This creates pedagogical challenges to the teaching of STEM. The contributions to this book review evidence and arguments for the teaching of STEM subjects in local languages and several chapters make this case that this should be considered a human right, both in national educational programs and in development aid. Working across disciplines and domains has the potential to lead to new understanding and the removal of barriers to progress with the ultimate goal of creating solutions to persistent problems in education. Cross-disciplinary work in science, language and literacy has shown much promise and demonstrated the importance of developing language along with disciplinary knowledge. This volume provides a deep dive into this topic, with articles by several scholars in the field of language in STEM.” – Jaqueline Barber, Director of the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California-Berkeley, USA “In an increasingly technological world, STEM Education has become a priority on national agendas and in educational institutions. Meaningful access to STEM education can enable or hinder young people from gaining entry into the world of work. It is against this backdrop that the edited collection, Human Rights and Language in STEM Education, needs to be welcomed. The various chapters tackle the big questions of access and many others. This edited collection is required reading for all those working in STEM and for policy makers who tend to see language and STEM as binaries, rather than as interdependent.” – Zubeida Desai, Professor and Dean of Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa This volume by researchers from 10 countries provides a thought-and-action provoking multidimensional analysis of issues on the dignity of the use of STEM subjects in local education in the perspective of human rights. This book is especially recommended to researchers and education policy makers in such areas as STEM Educational Theory and Praxis, Human Rights, Future/sustainable Development, Science and Technology Literacy. May it inspire similar volumes in today’s politically ebullient world.” – Francisco Gomes de Matos, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, human linguistic rights scholar, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.