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Linking Rhetoric and Methodology in Formal Scientific Writing Shlomo Argamon (argamon@iit.edu)
 

Summary: Linking Rhetoric and Methodology in Formal Scientific Writing
Shlomo Argamon (argamon@iit.edu)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Dept. of Computer Science, 10 W 31st
Street
Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Jeff Dodick (jdodick@vms.huji.ac.il)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department of Science Teaching, Givat Ram
Jerusalem 91904, ISRAEL
Abstract
Studying the communication patterns of scientists can give
us insight into how science actually works. We argue that
methodological differences between different scientific
fields should lead to recognizable differences in how sci-
entists in these fields use language to communicate with
one another. This paper reports on a corpus-based study
of peer-reviewed journal articles in paleontology and
physical chemistry which used techniques of computa-
tional stylistics to compare the rhetorical styles used in the

  

Source: Argamon, Shlomo - Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences