The basic idea of science communication, in the words of Manuel Calvo Hernando is "bringing science to the public and help the common man, to overcome their fears about science. These fears are basically the fear of the unknown, incomprehensible, strange or mysterious. "

The task wold not be so complicated if it did not imply the representation of a content through language. And not just any language, but through an effective language disclosure. The public communication of science contains an inherently problematic transcoding. The information is delivered to the reader is not exactly equal to that generated by the investigator.

The methods of approach to the study of scientific terms can not simply move to the field of discourse. The semantics, synthax, morphology, lexicology, semiotics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics are just some of the disciplines that language must be taken into account to identify, evaluate and propose an appropriate discourse for the popularization of science.

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The importance of discourse analysis in the popular science

Libia Elena Barajas Mariscal   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Sergio Regules Ruiz-Funes   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The basic idea of science communication, in the words of Manuel Calvo Hernando is "bringing science to the public and help the common man, to overcome their fears about science. These fears are basically the fear of the unknown, incomprehensible, strange or mysterious. "

The task wold not be so complicated if it did not imply the representation of a content through language. And not just any language, but through an effective language disclosure. The public communication of science contains an inherently problematic transcoding. The information is delivered to the reader is not exactly equal to that generated by the investigator.

The methods of approach to the study of scientific terms can not simply move to the field of discourse. The semantics, synthax, morphology, lexicology, semiotics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics are just some of the disciplines that language must be taken into account to identify, evaluate and propose an appropriate discourse for the popularization of science.

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