LSP and Transdisciplinary Knowledge Communication

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Abstract

In this chapter, I draw up some contours of what mediation of specialized knowledge looks like from the point of view of text-based studies of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP). The basis is the Knowledge Communication Approach.Central in the chapter is the two-sided nature of knowledge to be expressed in LSP texts, i.e., knowledge as being inherently individual and social at the same time. The ensuing characteristic of knowledge asymmetry between what different individuals involved in LSP communication and especially in mediation of expert knowledge know is generally central in the book and functions as interface between this chapter and the book.
The two-sidedness of knowledge has repercussions for the requirements of research into LSP as text-based studies of the communication of specialized knowledge. It is important not to lose track of the role of the individual knower, and hence we need basic theories that may help us see specialized communication not only at the level of the different disciplines, but also at the level of interacting individuals, with a special interest in mediation of knowledge.
The chapter consists of a discussion of the role of the knowledge of individuals and its communication when developing (social) disciplinary knowledge and when mediating such knowledge in individual settings. Central basics is Tomasello’s idea of shared intentionality as the basic motor behind generating interpersonal understanding. Following the development of these basic tenets, focus is upon demonstrating by way of concrete examples how they influence the way we investigate and conceptualize communication and mediation of specialized knowledge, drawing upon some of our previous work in this field.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSpecialized Knowledge Mediation : Ontological and Metaphorical Modelling
RedaktørerEkaterina Isaeva
Antal sider17
UdgivelsesstedCham
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2022
Sider61-77
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-95103-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-95104-7
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2022

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