Annette Leßmöllmann, Marcelo Dascal & Thomas Gloning (2020)

Science Communication

Handbook of Communication Science 17. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

This handbook embraces the multitude of meanings and hence addresses many diverse communicative acts that entail a relationship to scientific knowledge or work, stemming from institutions or individuals, addressing both scientists or the public, intending to inform, influence, enlighten, argue or oth-erwise negotiate about science. In these and many other aspects, the handbook takes a broad perspective: It looks at communicating individuals and institutions; it starts off from a broad notion of “science” – not excluding any scientific subject –, and it adopts an inter- or multidisciplinary approach to the field. (p. XI)