ERIC Number: EJ927098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
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The Science of Numbers: Does Language Help or Hinder?
Calude, Andreea S.
Language Sciences, v33 n4 p562-568 Jul 2011
This paper examines Roy Harris' discussion of number and the language of science in his book "History, Science and the Limits of Language" in light of recent work in cognitive linguistics. While many of his points are valid, linguistic theory has since addressed some of these concerns by formulating usage-based, cognitive frameworks to explore and understand language phenomena. These accounts show how the language of mathematics is construed by recourse to processes such as metaphor and metonomy.
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Linguistic Theory, Numbers, Sciences, Language Usage, Psycholinguistics, Guidelines, Language Research, Mathematics
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