Mathematics, Language and Translation

Sarukkai, Sundar (2001) Mathematics, Language and Translation. Meta, 46 (4). pp. 664-674.

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Abstract: The mathematical discourse is not possible without a fertile use of natural language. Its symbols, first and foremost, refer to natural language terms. Its texts are a combination of symbols, natural language, diagrams and so on. To coherently read these texts is to be involved in the activity of translation. Applied mathematics, as in physics, constantly shifts from one language (and culture) to another and, therefore, is best understood within the ambit of translation studies.
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Keywords: mathematical discourse;natural language;symbols;translation studies
Subjects: School of Humanities > Philosophy
Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 May 2008 12:51
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