Band: 2, 568 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 171 mm x 246 mm
Reihe: Supportive Care Series No.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Ahmedzai / Muers Supportive care for the respiratory patientThe book discusses the evolution of semiotics in mathematics, and proceeds to examine the grammar of mathematical symbolism, the grammar of mathematical visual images, intersemiosis between language, visual images and symbolism and the ways in which mathematics orders reality. The focus of this investigation is written mathematical texts. Mathematics is a key semantic area as it underlies the scientific view of the world which permeates our everyday existence. The aim of this book is therefore to understand the nature and implications of a social semiotic perspective of mathematics so that the limitations and metaphorical expansions which occur in mathematical and scientific discourse may be appreciated. The book is intended for linguists and those interested in mathematics and science education. Mathematical Discourse also has implications for other studies in systemic functional approaches to multimodality.
Aimed primarily at specialists in palliative care and oncology but respiratory physicians, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists will also be interested. The book will appeal to those working in 'acute' specialties such as cardiology or pulmonary medicine, whose patients are not usually considered for palliative care, but in whom relief of distressing respiratory problems could improve the quality of life.