Grammatical Metaphor in Technical Writing – “Grammatical metaphor is particularly associated with technical or scientific writing, where, for example, processes are routinely represented as ‘things.’ This leads to noun-heavy sentences such as the following from a scientific journal (processes as ‘things’ are in bold): While still in its infancy, numerical drug design shows significant potential for boosting experimental research productivity by the early identification of promising candidates for detailed experimental investigation. This style of writing has its origins in the 17th century. The development of science meant that the resources of language had to be adapted to accommodate new kinds of knowledge and new ways of finding out about the world.” (Michael Pearce, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies. Routledge, 2007)

Grammatical Metaphor in Technical Writing
– “Grammatical metaphor is particularly associated with technical or scientific writing, where, for example, processes are routinely represented as ‘things.’ This leads to noun-heavy sentences such as the following from a scientific journal (processes as ‘things’ are in bold): While still in its infancy, numerical drug design shows significant potential for boosting experimental research productivity by the early identification of promising candidates for detailed experimental investigation. This style of writing has its origins in the 17th century. The development of science meant that the resources of language had to be adapted to accommodate new kinds of knowledge and new ways of finding out about the world.”
(Michael Pearce, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies. Routledge, 2007)

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