THE FEATURES OF CAUSAL LINK IN TECHNICAL RESEARCH PAPERS
Keywords:conditionality, reason, causativity, super-phrasal unity, analogy, modality, transformation
According to the title the article deals with the causation in technical research papers. Such concepts as conditionality, participation, reason, reasoning, causality, causativity are reviewed. Conceptual and language categories connected with them are discussed. Special attention is paid to the origin of those categories, their nature, and relationships between them. Causation is considered to be a special case of conditionality. Other types assume the presence of causation. Different types of conditionality are divided into two groups depending on their modality. In technical research papers causal semantics is expressed at different levels of language. Thematical, chain and parallel types of connection within super-phrasal unity are mentioned as the means of relationships realization. Semantically equivalent transformations that can convert a simple sentence into complex sentence and complex sentence into super-phrasal unity and vice versa are described. The paper also shows the connection and difference between such processes as explanation and argumentation which are the forms of scientific discourse cognitive component. The model of scientific explanation is analyzed. Analogy is considered as a special technique of persuasion. The classification of analogy is presented. The article is illustrated with the examples taken from technical research papers in the sphere of acoustics.
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