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Conceptualizing Evolution Education

A Corpus-Based Analysis of US Press Discourse

Author(s): Shala Barczewska
Subjects: Science , Religion , Linguistics

Book Description

This volume explores the benefits of grounding corpus-assisted discourse analysis within the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics. This is accomplished here against the highly emotive controversy over the teaching of evolution in the US classroom. The book explores grammatical construal, conceptual metaphor theory, conceptual blending theory, frame semantics, and key word analysis, and uses a combination of corpus-based analysis and in-depth manual analysis of select articles. As such, it provides both a broad picture of the way the debate is conceptualized in the US press, as well as a close-up of some of the more representative discourses. This research will be of interest to scholars in a variety of fields including corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis, communication studies and American culture, as well as anyone interested in the debate over evolution education.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4314-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4314-8
Date of Publication: 01/02/2017
Pages / Size: 400 / A5
Price: £74.99


Dr Shala Barczewska is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Culture Studies of the Institute of Foreign Languages at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. Her research interests include cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and discourse analysis, and looks to bridge the gap between language and culture; specifically, how language is used to construe society and social norms.