Reading Science looks at the distinctive language of science and technology and the role it plays in building up scientific understandings of the world. It brings together discourse analysis and critical theory for the first time in a single volume.
This edited collection examines science discourse from a number of perspectives, drawing on new rhetoric, functional linguistics and critical theory. It explores this language in research and industrial contexts as well as in educational settings and in popular science writing and science fiction. The papers also include consideration of the role of images (tables and figures) in science writing and the importance of reading science discourse as multi-modal text.
The internationally renowned contributors include M. A. K. Halliday, Charles Bazerman and Jay Lemke.

part |2 pages

Part I Discourse on science

part |2 pages

Part II Popularising science

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to part II

chapter 3|28 pages

Cultivating science

chapter 4|18 pages

The ‘science’ of science fiction

part |2 pages

Part III Recontextualising science

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to part III

chapter 5|28 pages

Multiplying meaning

chapter 6|38 pages

The greening of school science

chapter 7|26 pages

Science and apprenticeship

part |2 pages

Part IV Discourses of science

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to part IV

chapter 8|52 pages

Things and relations

chapter 12|30 pages

Construing processes of consciousness