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Title: Broadening shared knowledge within the specialized community in the 17th century
Authors: Gotti, Maurizio
UNESCO Clasification: 570107 Lengua y literatura
550510 Filología
Keywords: Specialized discourse
The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Communal correspondence
Issue Date: 2011
Journal: LFE. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos 
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to illustrate the different methods that the specialized discourse community of the 17th century used to spread the news about the many activities then taking place and the discoveries being made by its members. It will be shown that the communicative role of early scientists was not limited to the fulfilment of goals linked to socialization and solidarity, but also included the reform of existing means of discourse and the development of new ones. Indeed, the propagation of discourse conveying new information about specialized facts or events to a social group sharing intellectual and professional interests implied the adoption of various textual forms, each with its own specific pragmatic aim so as to carry out different communicative functions and meet the expectations of a large number of non-homogenous addressees.
ISSN: 1133-1127
Source: LFE. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1993 [ISSN 1133-1127], v. 17, 2011, p. 121-146
Appears in Collections:LFE, Rev. leng. fines específ. n.17, 2011 
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