Advanced seminar: Science & Co.: From academic to popular writing - Details
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General information

Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 13
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu , 15.04.2021 10:15 - 11:45
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

n.a Thursday: 10:15 - 11:45, weekly

Module assignments


Academic discourse in the strict sense is produced by specialists for specialists, who can be expected to have similar knowledge and outlook. Thus it contains discipline-typical lexis, fairly to highly abstract contents and the complex morpho-syntactic features typical of the field (e.g. nominalizations, passives, complex subordination), but lacks basic explanations. However, scientists/academics are also expected to share their knowledge and research findings with the general public. For that they will have to adapt their styles to make the contents easier understandable and to meet expectations. Methods such as telling stories, making things more personal, giving down-to-earth examples and others may play a role here. In this course, we will compare the academic and popular style, with a special focus on the latter. We will look at examples from different disciplines, from astrophysics to archaeology, and in different formats (books, magazines, documentaries).

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