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Mathematical Discourse

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Mathematical Discourse by Kay O'Halloran
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Description

This book examines mathematical discourse from the perspective of Michael Halliday's social semiotic theory. In this approach, mathematics is conceptualized as a multisemiotic discourse involving language, visual images and symbolism. The book discusses the evolution of the semiotics of mathematical discourse, and then, proceeds to examine the grammar of mathematical symbolism, the grammar of mathematical visual images, intersemiosis between language, visual images and symbolism and the subsequent ways in which mathematics orders reality. The focus of this investigation is written mathematical texts. The aims of the book are to understand the semantic realm of mathematics and to appreciate the metaphorical expansions and simultaneous limitations of meaning in mathematical discourse. The book is intended for linguists, semioticians, social scientists and those interested in mathematics and science education. In addition, the close study of the multisemiotic mature of mathematics has implications for other studies adopting a social semiotic approach to multimodality.

Author Biography

Dr Kay O'Halloran is Associate Professorin the Department of English Language and Literature, and Director of the Multimodal Analysis Lab in the Interactive &Digital Media Institute (IMI) at theNational University of Singapore, Singapore.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780826468574
Product ID
1735286

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