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Olga A. Pilkington

Bio: Olga A. Pilkington is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Domain of discourse & Actant. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 5 citations.

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01 Jul 2016
TL;DR: The authors report a study of presented discourse in popular science narratives of discovery in English and conclude that private discourse prefers the forms commonly associated with non-fiction while assigning to them the functions most often observed in fiction.
Abstract: This thesis reports a study of presented discourse in popular science narratives of discovery in English. It focuses on the fictionalizing role of presented discourse. The thesis proposes minor adjustments to the existing models of presented discourse analysis, dividing discourse presentation into Public Discourse (speech/writing) and Private Discourse (thought). After exploring the forms and functions of discourse presentation in the narratives, the thesis concludes that Private Discourse prefers the forms commonly associated with non-fiction while assigning to them the functions most often observed in fiction. All the forms of discourse presentation in the narratives contain dramatizing properties, yet Public Discourse possesses the highest degree of dramatization. Private Discourse in the narratives possesses communicative properties generally assigned to speech/writing presentation exclusively. Private Discourse is more likely to communicate scientific hypotheses than reveal the inner worlds of actants. The thesis concludes with an examination of presented discourse outside the narratives of discovery. This analysis confirms the phenomena observed in the narratives and reveals a unique feature of presented discourse outside the narratives-the fictionalized reader-a fictional actant created using discourse presentation. The findings of the thesis present a strong argument in favour of fictionality in popular science.

6 citations


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01 Jan 1983
TL;DR: In this paper, Leech proposed a Linguistic Guideto English Poetry (GLG) to guide English poetry writers to improve their writing skills by using a linguistic guidance to English poetry.
Abstract: 《小说文体分析》(Style in Fiction)是运用现代语言学的最新成果,对文学作品进行系统的文体分析的一部精采的教科书。随着语言学的日益发展,人们越来越多地把现代语言学的研究成果运用到文体学分析中来。1969年,利奇(Geoffrey N.Leech)发表了《英语诗歌语言分析入门》(A Linguistic Guideto English Poetry),用现代语言学的观点对

578 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a guide of style becomes a must to improve the attractiveness of scientific communication, provided that it is based upon high-quality science, and some interesting hints to connect the scientific projects to referees and funding committees which definitively represents a high percentage of funding success.
Abstract: writing of articles and proposals, the principles given comprise a solid reference for any scientific text writing (reviews, papers, theses, reports ...) as well as presentations. Based on my own personal experience in both scientific communication and funding proposals, it turns out that to achieve papers which will be well cited, they must possess novelty and present results at the frontiers of science. These must be effective and successfully reflected in the title. Therefore, to have a good guide of style becomes ‘a must’ to improve the attractiveness in scientific communication, provided that it is based upon high-quality science. Concerning proposals for funding, this book provides some interesting hints to connect the scientific projects to referees and funding committees, which definitively represents a high percentage of funding success. Reading Writing Science should also allow postgraduate students and young scientists to improve their skills quickly, gaining from the experience of one senior scientist who has been concerned with the importance of making scientific communication aesthetic and appealing.

11 citations