Presentation Title

Ensuring Facts are Never Twisted: The Role of Epistemic Language in Discourse of and about Science

Location

Room 111

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Using texts from academic, public, and political discourse, I use sociolinguistics to describe the slippage between what scientists “mean,” and what public and political readers of science interpret. Because science is “used” to justify action in the public and political realms, such slippages deserve analysis and attention.

Keywords

Sociolinguistics, Interpretations of science

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Ensuring Facts are Never Twisted: The Role of Epistemic Language in Discourse of and about Science

Room 111

See presentation description.