To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Some remarks on pragmatic… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on

Some remarks on pragmatics in the language of mathematics Comments to the paper "At Least One Black Sheep: Pragmatics and Mathematical Language" by Luca San Mauro, Marco Ruffino and Giorgio Venturi

Journal article
Authors A. Ranta
Aarne Ranta
Published in Journal of Pragmatics
Volume 160
Pages 120-122
ISSN 0378-2166
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Computer Science and Engineering (GU)
Pages 120-122
Language en
Keywords Linguistics
Subject categories Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


I agree wholeheartedly with the authors of "At Least One Black Sheep: Pragmatics and Mathematical Language" on their main thesis that the language of mathematics is permeated by phenomena that belong to pragmatics. I also agree with what they take to be the opposite view, which is presented in Mohan Ganesalingam's monograph The Language of Mathematics (2013). I think that the conflict is to a large extent terminological and has to do with what is meant by pragmatics. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?