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Research on Climate Change Detailed by K. Flottum and Co-Authors


  2012 APR 20 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "This paper describes some linguistic features related to the textual interaction taking place between different voices in two development reports focusing on climate change challenges, and discuss how these features function in an argumentative perspective," scientists in Bergen, Norway report.

  "Given the different institutional contexts they are produced in (the UN Development Program and the World Bank), our hypothesis is that the reports tell different 'stories'," wrote K. Flottum and colleagues.

  The researchers concluded: "This is confirmed through a comparative analysis undertaken in an overarching polyphonic perspective, revealing a mix of different explicit and implicit voices, and different use of devices such as epistemic, deontic and axiological markers."

  Flottum and colleagues published their study in Language & Communication (Different contexts, different "stories"? A linguistic comparison of two development reports on climate change Language & Communication, 2012;32(1):14-23).

  For additional information, contact K. Flottum, NHH Norwegian Sch Econ, Dept. of Profess & Intercultural Commun, NO-5045 Bergen, Norway.

  The publisher's contact information for the journal Language & Communication is: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England.

  Keywords: City:Bergen, Country:Norway, Region:Europe, Global Warming

  This article was prepared by VerticalNews Economics editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2012, VerticalNews Economics via VerticalNews.com.

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