Sentences in the language of reasoning

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In the present paper we investigate a few grammatical aspects of texts in which a reasoning has been expressed. We are mainly interested in text units (called sentences) that are constituent parts of a reasoning. Firstly we discuss the full conceptual framework reflected in the reasoning: its under lying form. Next we divide sentences into two main classes: fundamental and informative sentences. Each of these main classes will thereupon be subdivided. In classifying we are guided by the manner in which sentences function in a reasoning. The nature of each class is elucidated by a discussion and examples. We subsequently deal with compound sentences and sentence groups. Finally we analyse two texts according to the grammatical classification principles explained in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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