publication . Article . 2015

Clasificación y análisis de los problemas terminológicos asociados con el aprendizaje de la química: obstáculos a superar

Juan Quilez; Juan Quilez;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 21 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Universidad de Cádiz
  • Country: Spain
This paper reviews the main difficulties associated with the vocabulary of chemistry. This task has enabled to classify those terms in two main groups: technical terms and non-technical words. The main feature that makes difficult the language of chemistry to students is its polisemy. Not only are there both everyday and scientific meanings corresponding to the same term, but also many scientific words have experienced an historical evolution in their meaning. Mathematical terms and dual concepts are additional linguistic barriers that chemistry students must overcome. Furthermore, many academic nontechnical words are present in both descriptive and argumentativ...
free text keywords: Language of chemistry, Classification of scientific terms, Polisemic terms, Academic vocabulary, Learning obstacles in chemistry, Lenguaje de la química, Clasificación de los términos científicos, Términos polisémicos, Vocabulario académico, Obstáculos de aprendizaje en química, lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H
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