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Att bygga en bro mellan två språk: En språkanalys av två matematikläromedel för årskurs 3
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Building a bridge between two languages : A linguistic analysis of two mathematics textbooks for grade 3 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to perform a linguistic analysis of mathematics textbooks. Mathematical text exercises are built up of linguistic structures which are significant for the pupil’s understanding of text exercises. Two different mathematics textbooks for grade three are analysed: Prima matematikand Tummen upp. The aim is to investigate how text exercises in mathematics textbooks are linguistically structured. The study analyses the style, form and content of the text and its relation to the reader. The result shows that the content of the text exercises is close to the pupil’s everyday reality, which ensures a close and strong relationship between the writer and the reader. Something which can entail difficulties for reading comprehension, however, is that the form consists of meaning-bearing mathematical terms which it can be difficult to relate to. Since the mathematical language and the everyday Swedish language meet in text exercises, it is important that they interact well with each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Readability, comprehensibility, everyday language, mathematical terms, text exercise, textual structure, ideational structure, interpersonal structure
Keyword [sv]
Läsbarhet, begriplighet, vardagligt språk, matematiska termer, textuppgift, textuell struktur, ideationell struktur, interpersonell struktur
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49532OAI: diva2:900186
Subject / course
Swedish Language
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
Available from: 2016-02-04 Created: 2016-02-03 Last updated: 2016-02-04Bibliographically approved

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