Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 10:32:09 MST From: Tom Uharriet 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? > > Mary Bucholtz 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 "Engilsh Only." Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]