Technical Communication Quarterly
This selection unpacks scientific prose and claim substantiation for Nobel Prize winner, Stan Prusiner, in the transmissible spongiform encephlopathies field (i.e., mad cow disease). Applying linguistic strategies such as M. A. K. Halliday's "favorite clause type," the author examines argumentative strategies in dense scientific prose both in bold and cautious rhetorical styles and invented lexical changes in new scientific development.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technical Communication Quarterly on 11-20-2009, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1207/s15427625tcq1403_4.
Reeves, Carol, ""I Knew There Was Something Wrong with That Paper": Scientific Rhetorical Styles and Scientific Misunderstandings" Technical Communication Quarterly / (2005): 267-275.
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