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The Resource Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science, edited by Karine Chemla, Jacques Virbel, (electronic book)

Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science, edited by Karine Chemla, Jacques Virbel, (electronic book)

Label
Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science
Title
Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karine Chemla, Jacques Virbel
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book presents the outcomes of an innovative research programme in the history of science and implements a Text Act Theory which extends Speech Act Theory, in order to illustrate a new approach to texts and textual communicative acts. It examines assertives (absolute or conditional statements, forecasts, insurance, etc.), directives, declarations, and enumerations, as well as different types of textual units allowing authors to perform these acts: algorithms, recipes, prescriptions, lexical templates for terminological studies, and enumerative structures. The book relies on the study of a broad range of documents of the past dealing with various domains: mathematics, zoology, medicine, lexicography. The documents examined come from scholarly sources from different parts of the world, such as China, Europe, India, Mesopotamia, and are written in a variety of European languages as well as Chinese, Cuneiform, and Sanskrit. This approach proves fruitful in both history of science and Text Act Theory
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Cataloging source
DE-He213
Dewey number
509
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
D1-DX301
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chemla, Karine
  • Virbel, Jacques
Series statement
Archimedes, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,
Series volume
42
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Linguistics
  • Regional planning
Label
Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science, edited by Karine Chemla, Jacques Virbel, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Prologue: Textual acts and the history of science; Karine Chemla & Jacques Virbel -- Part I. Speech acts and textual acts -- Chapter 2. Speech act theory and instructional texts; Jacques Virbel -- Chapter 3. The issue of textual genres in the medical literature produced in late imperial China; Florence Bretelle-Establet -- Chapter 4. Zoological nomenclature and speech act theory; Yves Cambefort -- Chapter 5. Ordering operations in square root extractions. Analyzing some early medieval Sanskrit mathematical texts with the help of speech act theory; Agathe Keller -- Part II. Enumerations as textual acts -- Chapter 6. The description of enumerations; Jacques Virbel -- Chapter 7. The enumeration structure of 爾雅 Ěryǎ's "Semantic Lists"; Michel Teboul -- Chapter 8. A tree-structured list in a mathematical series text from Mesopotamia; Christine Proust -- Chapter 9. Describing texts for algorithms: how they prescribe operations and integrate cases. Reflections based on ancient Chinese mathematical sources; Karine Chemla -- Chapter 10. A work on the degree of generality revealed in the organization of lists: Poincaré's classification of singular points of differential equations; Anne Robadey
Control code
978-3-319-16444-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 430 p. 22 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319164441
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-16444-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science, edited by Karine Chemla, Jacques Virbel, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Prologue: Textual acts and the history of science; Karine Chemla & Jacques Virbel -- Part I. Speech acts and textual acts -- Chapter 2. Speech act theory and instructional texts; Jacques Virbel -- Chapter 3. The issue of textual genres in the medical literature produced in late imperial China; Florence Bretelle-Establet -- Chapter 4. Zoological nomenclature and speech act theory; Yves Cambefort -- Chapter 5. Ordering operations in square root extractions. Analyzing some early medieval Sanskrit mathematical texts with the help of speech act theory; Agathe Keller -- Part II. Enumerations as textual acts -- Chapter 6. The description of enumerations; Jacques Virbel -- Chapter 7. The enumeration structure of 爾雅 Ěryǎ's "Semantic Lists"; Michel Teboul -- Chapter 8. A tree-structured list in a mathematical series text from Mesopotamia; Christine Proust -- Chapter 9. Describing texts for algorithms: how they prescribe operations and integrate cases. Reflections based on ancient Chinese mathematical sources; Karine Chemla -- Chapter 10. A work on the degree of generality revealed in the organization of lists: Poincaré's classification of singular points of differential equations; Anne Robadey
Control code
978-3-319-16444-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 430 p. 22 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319164441
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-16444-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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