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Linguistic relativity and number

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris (2014). Linguistic relativity and number. In: Nicol, Cynthia, Liljedahl, Peter, Oesterle, Susan and Allan, Darien Joint Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 38) and the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 36), Vancouver, Canada, 15 July - 20 July 2014.

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Author Edmonds-Wathen, Cris
Title Linguistic relativity and number
Conference Name Joint Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 38) and the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 36)
Conference Location Vancouver, Canada
Conference Dates 15 July - 20 July 2014
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36 the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Editor Nicol, Cynthia
Liljedahl, Peter
Oesterle, Susan
Allan, Darien
Place of Publication Vancouver, Canada
Publisher PME
Publication Year 2014
Volume Number 2
ISBN 978-0-86491-362-3   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
ISSN 0771-100X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 433
End Page 440
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 330000 Education
Abstract Linguistic relativity, the idea that language affects the way that people think, and that people who speak different languages think differently, has implications for mathematics education because people use different languages to teach, learn and practice mathematics. This paper reviews research on linguistic relativity and number, looking at languages with very few number words, languages with extensive and regular number systems and the order of composition of numbers. Linguistic relativity appears to involve memory more than perception. Linguistic relativity effects involving number need to be taken into account in designing mathematics education research.
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URL http://www.pme38.com/


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