The Silences of Science: Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science

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Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps between words or the pauses that facilitate turn taking, but in the omissions that result from the necessary selectivity of communicative acts. Thus silence is significant in and of itself; it is a sign that has socially-constructed ...

The Silences of Science: Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472459978

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