Science Communication in Times of Crisis

Pascal Hohaus | Leibniz University Hannover
ISBN 9789027211521 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257475 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume addresses demands on external and internal science communication in times of crisis. The contributions discuss present crises such as COVID-19 (e.g. vaccination campaigns or political reactions towards the pandemic in the context of science scepticism), and climate change (e.g. plausibility judgements or the role of scientists). They also relate their approaches to past crises, e.g. 9/11 or the Galileo affair. This volume is unique in that it is interdisciplinary from a theoretical and methodological perspective. In that respect, the authors apply concepts from corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, news values analysis, pragmatics and terminology research to various types of data, such as newspaper headlines, Tweets, open letters, corpora or glossaries. The case studies are situated within different cultural contexts, with various languages being examined, i.e. Polish, Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish. Elevating our understanding of the interface of science communication and crisis communication, this collection of articles proves valuable to scholars and students from linguistics, communication science, political science, sociology and philosophy of science.
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“There could hardly be a timelier title to match the current sense of global “crisis” on various levels — be it environmental, health and wellbeing, economic, and/or political — than that of this volume. It is the 96th title in the publisher’s series, Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture and it offers multidisciplinary perspectives on science communication, shedding light on the contemporary crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, and focusing on different cultural and linguistic settings. The book’s attention to discourse is a clear strength of the volume. [...] The volume certainly represents a valuable contribution to the field of science communication, and, if anything, indicates through its forays into specific and contextual aspects of discourse that much work remains to be done.”
“This volume is absolutely relevant, thought-provoking, and successful in reaching its aims. The novel, and refreshing approach allowed for an array of linguistic theories in many of the chapters to take center stage in the conversation. Many other purportedly multidisciplinary volumes do not allow for the rigorous and appropriate analysis of the very building blocks of communication, i.e., language and discourse. By contrast, this volume was a paradigm of inclusivity. Another merit of this volume was the logical organization and productive succession of topics and research. This allowed for the chapters to discursively intertwine, ultimately strengthening each argument. [...] Overall, this volume is a valuable resource to address the perennial topic of science communication in times of crisis; it will certainly be a seminal starting point for future studies in this domain.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022024642 | Marc record