The Presentation of Food Science in a Variety of Non-fiction Texts

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I intend to study food science at University therefore decided to investigate how language is used in food science publications.

I believe that the level of accessibility of a food science publication will be higher in texts aimed at specialists, but there will be similar features in common in each level of texts.

I looked at four different publications to analyse texts altered to suit their audience. I investigated visual media (television, YouTube, website videos and other types.) and written media (newspaper, books, magazine, and many more) but came to the conclusion that transcribing would be too time consuming compared to annotating written texts and that the written material is more varied, so suits my investigation. I chose four texts from the genre of food science writing aimed at very different audiences.

I created a table in which to record the different aspect of my analysis these include lexis, imagery, graphology, numerical values/ scientific abbreviation and interesting features

Audience purpose Text A
Horrible Science

Children's science magazine
Young children
To inform and entertain to educate
Text B
Food Processing
Teenage students
To educate
Text C

How Science Work
Science magazine
Adults without a specialist interest in science
To inform and Entertain
Text D
New Scientist
Specialist science magazine
Aimed at adults with specialist interest in science
To inform
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