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Author:Tony Brown
Description: This paper considers the relation between mathematics and language, with particular reference to the work on language by Jacques Derrida. Brown examines how language functions in organising mental activity and suggests that since language is so fundamental to the social formation and individual construction of mathematical ideas, it conditions all mathematical experience. He argues that linguistic reduction is an inevitable aspect of any mathematical construction, both locating and conditioning broader cogitations. As such, loss is a necessary result of the process of stressing and ignoring that underpins any conceptualisation.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Linguistics
Math Ed Topics: Psychological Research

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