Ed. by Leßmöllmann, Annette / Dascal, Marcelo / Gloning, Thomas
Aims and Scope
The aim of this volume is to explore the nature of science communication in its several functions, modalities, combinations, and evolution - past, present, and future. One of our objectives is to provide an overview of the richness and variety of elements that take part in performing the complex tasks and fulfilling the functions of science communication.
The overall structure and criteria for the choice of topics:
1. The origin and target of a communication episode - its source(s) and addressee(s).
2. The media of communication employed.
3. The thematic field and content types.
4. The distinction between aspects of science communication (e.g., media, texttypes, domains, communicative maxims) and aspects of research on science communication (e.g., the contribution of different research traditions to the understanding of science communication).
5. The history and dynamics of science communication (past, present, and future), both in an empirical perspective (e.g., the development of the research article) and a systematic perspective (e.g., what are basic types and mechanisms of change in science communication).