Where language meets mathematics
In this episode of The fruit of passion, I talk to Alvaro Mattus about language, mathematics, the connection between the two areas, and many interesting sub-topics.
Alvaro’s degree in mathematics didn’t prevent him from pursuing postgraduate studies in an area that is seen more on the side of the humanities: linguistics. He balances his job as a mathematics teacher with attempts to continue his research and specialization as a linguist.
You can follow Alvaro’s Instagram account at varodonaire. For a glimpse about our knowledge of how language works in the brain, he recommends From Molecule to Metaphor: A Neural Theory of Language. “It’s a little dense, but quite interesting, relating neuroscience and linguistics.”