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Independent cross-cultural data reveal linguistic effects on basic numerical cognition

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From the journal Language and Cognition


The role of numeric language in basic numerical cognition is explored via the consideration of results obtained in two recent independent studies, one with Nicaraguan homesigners and one with speakers of Pirahã. Attention is drawn to remarkable parallels between the relevant findings, parallels that provide compelling evidence that adults without access to numeric language face difficulties when simply attempting to differentiate quantities greater than three.

Department of Anthropology, University of Miami, USA

Published Online: 2013-01-24
Published in Print: 2013-02-06

©[2013] by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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