Complete Science Communication: A Guide to Connecting with Scientists, Journalists and the Public
Discussing the communication of science must begin with communication theory itself. The most pertinent theories and backgrounds of contemporary communication understanding are described including symbol theory, culture as communication, common ground, and the evolution of human language. These all point to the idea that science has emerged with its own language and various dialects, typically in line with the traditional scientific sub-disciplines. This background provides the basis for understanding how human beings communicate whether they are scientists or not. However, the communication of science is woven into the discussion.