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Scientific language
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1. Concept and origins

The languages of science developed at the beginning of the early modern period at the transition from Latin to the vernacular and from orality to literacy (Literacy and orality) as the primary vehicle for the communication of knowledge. They did so in the course of the emergence of the Republic of Letters, and did so – depending on media formats and the status of pa…

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Gierl, Martin, “Scientific language”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030491>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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