Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 10:32:09 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence
However, a historian may have a larger vocabulary than a
linguist, and both have larger vocabularies than a mathematician.
I'm not convinced this is true; in fact I'd be surprised if there were
any significant differences in vocabulary size by discipline. Has any
research been done on this?
Every discipline has its own secret code. I have learned a lot of
buzz-words that teachers know, but I don't speak orthodontia.
Mathematicians are no exception. If they were to start over-using
their specialized vocabulary around me, I would probably cry out for
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