Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 22, No 1 (2014)

Lexical Features of Scientific Discourse

Tatjana Rusko (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Currently, a lot of emphasis is placed of the ability of a person to successfully communicate in any sphere of activity, which along with upbringing and education is among the factors that determine a person’s culture. In the context of rapid scientific and technological progress, it is vital to constantly exchange relevant infor- mation. The effectiveness of this process relies not only on the proficient knowledge of the subject and the ability to make grammatically correct sentences, but to a large extent on the level of competence in scientific language. The present article attempts to consider the interaction of discourse and vocabulary, different types of cognitive phenomena responsible for the use of a language in real time and related to the language as a means of storing and organising information. Analysing and classifying some key elements of a scientific discourse lexicon contributes to the development of certain provisions of lexicology, functional stylistics, cognitive linguistics and terminology. The results of the analysis may be advantageous both to linguistics and teaching the language for specific purposes.

Article in: English

Article published: 2014-06-23

Keyword(s): scientific discourse; lexis; term; structural model; lexical-semantic category; nomination; system.

DOI: 10.3846/cpe.2014.08

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