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Susanne Göpferich. Textsorten in Naturwissenschaften und Technik: Pragmatische Typologie - Kontrastierung - Translation
Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1995. ISBN 3-8233-4538-9 xiii + 521 pages + fold-out table pp. (Forum für Fachsprachen-Forschung, 27).

Reviewed by R.R.K. Hartmann

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    Since the late 1970's linguistics has been profiting from research in pragmatics and discourse analysis, and the myth of a unitary language which ignores individual, social, stylistic and occupational variation has finally been laid to rest. Since the early 1980's it has also become possible to explore these concerns with text and context interlingually.

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