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Language of Science

Language of Science (Paperback)

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Halliday's investigations into grammatical metaphor take us deeply into the way we construct and expand meanings, starting with representations of concrete experienced events and ending with theoretical worlds populated by abstract entities linked through generalized relations and causalities. He finds these processes most strikingly in the development of the modern sciences that have historically created robust virtual worlds of theory from observable material events. He sees the same processes of grammatical metaphor as children learn to participate in our built symbolic environment, particularly as they are introduced to these meaning systems in schools, an institution designed expressly for that purpose.' Professor Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 15/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9780826488275  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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M. A. K. Halliday is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney. Jonathan Webster is Acting Head, Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, at the City University of Hong Kong.

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