Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: Marta Arnaldi Interviews the Authors in Oxford

    Interviewed by Dr Marta Arnaldi at the University of Oxford on 27 September 2022, Mona Baker and Eivind Engebretsen talk about their latest book, published by Cambridge University Press in the same month: Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: Scientific vs Narrative Rationality and Medical Knowledge Practices.   The discussion touches on the concept of evidence, including its […]

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Stance in climate science: A diachronic analysis of epistemic stance features in IPCC physical science reports

Stance in climate science: A diachronic analysis of epistemic stance features in IPCC physical science reports Authors: Robert Poole, Nicholas Hayes   Abstract This diachronic corpus-based analysis investigates the use of epistemic stance devices in reports from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)from the date of its first report on the physical science of climate change in […]

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Corpus Linguistics and Translation Tools for Digital Humanities

        Contributors Stefania M. Maci (Anthology Editor), and Michele Sala (Anthology Editor) ISBN 9781350275225 Published 11 Aug, 2022 by Bloomsbury Publishing Description Presenting the digital humanities as both a domain of practice and as a set of methodological approaches to be applied to corpus linguistics and translation, chapters in this volume provide a novel and original framework […]

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Visual Representations of Science in a Pandemic: COVID-19 in Images

Ana Delicado and Jussara Rowland Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal   Frontiers in Communication, 07 May 2021 Section: Science and Environmental Communication https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.645725   This article aims to contribute to the understanding of the social dimensions of the 2020 pandemic, with a particular emphasis on the visual practices of science communication in times of health emergency, […]

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Constructing COVID-19: A corpus-informed analysis of prime ministerial crisis response communication by gender

    Kate Power University of Queensland, Business School, Australia Peter Crosthwaite University of Queensland, School of Languages and Cultures, Australia     Discourse & Society Volume: 33 issue: 3, page(s): 411-437 Article first published online: April 26, 2022; Issue published: May 1, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1177/09579265221076612 Abstract This paper compares Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers’ crisis response communication about COVID-19. […]

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Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: CAS Interview

  Alumni Spotlight: Eivind Engebretsen Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters (CAS) By Julie Ellinor Frølich Dalseth, 05.05.2022   ‘The question “What are the facts?” must be supplemented with another one: “How do these facts make sense to people, and why?”’, said former CAS project leader and professor at the University of Oslo Eivind […]

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Translating COVID-19 and Japan: A Historical Reflection on the Social Standing of Scientists

Ruselle Meade (United Kingdom) Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective, 21 May 2020   As a crisis that inevitably mixes politics with science, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the visibility of scientists. Political leaders the world over are keen to stress that their responses to the pandemic are “driven by science.” It was warnings from the government’s panel of scientific experts, argued […]

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Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics

Scientific vs Narrative Rationality and Medical Knowledge Practices Eivind Engebretsen and Mona Baker Cambridge University Press, in press/2022 Click here to access a full copy of Chapter 1 plus excerpts from all other chapters.   This book interrogates the assumption that evidence means the same thing to different constituencies and in different contexts by outlining a more nuanced and socially […]

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