Semiotic description : Grappling with mathematics

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Doran, Yaegan. (2022). Semiotic description : Grappling with mathematics. In Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics: Developing Theory from Practice pp. 341-354 Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350109322
AuthorsDoran, Yaegan
Abstract

Why are physics and mathematics hard? In broad terms, this is the question that drove the research I will discuss in this chapter. As an undergraduate student of physics and mathematics at the University of Sydney, I enjoyed studying them, but at times struggled with making sense of how they worked and how to do them (leading me to drop mathematics at the time I was enjoying it most). At the same time, as a student of linguistics, I had an interest in combining these three areas. In my limited understanding of the world of research, this left for me the option of going ‘small’ and exploring acoustic phonetics (the physics and mathematics of language) or going ‘big’ (relatively speaking) and looking at the discourse of physics and mathematics. What made this decision relatively simple was my more political interest in education, which connected with the ideological world view of Sydney School pedagogy as I knew it at the time.

KeywordsSystemic Functional Linguistics; SFL; Appliable Linguistics
Page range341-354
Year01 Jan 2022
Book titleAppliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics: Developing Theory from Practice
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Edition1
ISBN9781350109292
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350109322
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