id: 06477121
dt: j
an: 2015e.00207
au: O’Keeffe, Lisa; O’Donoghue, John
ti: A role for language analysis in mathematics textbook analysis.
so: Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 13, No. 3, 605-630 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C53 U23 E43
ut: Halliday’s functional grammar analysis; mathematics language analysis;
textbook analysis
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10763-013-9463-3
ab: Summary: In current textbook analysis research, there is a strong focus on
the content, structure and expectation presented by the textbook as
elements for analysis. This research moves beyond such foci and
proposes a framework for textbook language analysis which is intended
to be integrated into an overall framework for mathematics textbook
analysis. The language of mathematics plays a pivotal role in
mathematics classrooms and textbooks worldwide. However, because of the
complexity of this language, generic methods of language analysis are
insufficient to effectively evaluate the language of mathematics as it
is used in mathematics textbooks. This paper presents a framework for
mathematics textbook language analysis. In support of the proposed
framework, the paper also presents an initial application of this
framework by means of an analysis of the language (English) in
lower-level Irish secondary school mathematics textbooks. While this
study is based in an Irish context, the framework and findings will be
of interest to an international audience particularly those interested
in textbook analysis and the language of mathematics and will add value
to research in this area.
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