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Specialized Discourse

Linguistic Features and Changing Conventions


Maurizio Gotti

Contents: Defining the Notion of «Specialized Discourse» – Lexical Features of Specialized Discourse – Syntactic Features of Specialized Discourse – Textual Features – The Development of Specialized Discourse in the 17th Century – Specialized Terms in «Hard Word» Dictionaries – Lexical Choices in a Galilean Translation – Specialized Neologisms in Boyle’s Texts – The Origins of the Experimental Essay – Malthus and the Definition of Economic Terms – Rhetoric and the Language of Economics – The Formation of the Lexis of Computer Science.