6. Linguistic Characteristics of English and the Language of Mathematics

  1. Robert Laurence Baber

Published Online: 26 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch6

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

How to Cite

Baber, R. L. (2011) Linguistic Characteristics of English and the Language of Mathematics, in The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch6

Author Information

  1. Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470878897

Online ISBN: 9781118061770

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Keywords:

  • English and Language of Mathematics linguistic characteristics;
  • cause–effect relationships in mathematical model interpretation;
  • model interpretation of variables, functions and expressions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Universe of Discourse

  • Linguistic Elements in the Language of Mathematics and in English

  • Cause and Effect

  • Word Order

  • Grammatical Agreement

  • Verbs: Tense, Mood, Voice, Action vs. State or Being, Stative

  • Ambiguity

  • Style

  • Limitations and Extendability of the Language of Mathematics

  • The Languages Used in Mathematical Text

  • Evaluating Statements in English and Expressions in the Language of Mathematics

  • Meanings of Boolean Expressions in an English Language Context

  • Mathematical Models and Their Interpretation