Sixty Years (or so) of Language Data in Mathematics Education

  • David PimmEmail author
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This chapter, based both on pre-ICME-13 conference documents as well as on the author’s actual panel presentation made at TSG 31, covers a range of themes concerned with the issues of ‘language data’ in mathematics education. It also addresses several instances from its history, including word problems, classroom language and transcription, in addition to the mathematics register, its syntax, semantics and pragmatics.


Language data Mathematics register Nominalisation Transcript Word problems 



I am grateful to David Wagner and Judit N. Moschkovich for comments on earlier drafts, as well as Nathalie Sinclair, my ideal reader.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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