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Scientific Vocabulary

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Author(s): Francesca Schironi
Abstract Greek scientific language is characterized by specific strategies both in terminology and in syntax. In particular, descriptive sciences like medicine focus on terminology (through resemanticization, coinage of new terms and metaphorical use of existing terms) and normally use a rather standard syntax except for rhetorical or didactic purposes. Deductive sciences like mathematics instead privilege syntax over terminology; while technical terms are few, the focus is on syntax in order to …
Date: 2013-11-01