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Books: Psycholinguistics: Wiese

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Message 1: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind: Wiese

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 14:04:11 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind: Wiese

Title: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Cambridge University Press
Book URL:

Author: Heike Wiese, Humboldt University, Berlin 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521831822, Pages: 358, Price: U.S. $:75.00
 Comment: 79 figures/4 tables 

What constitutes our concept of numbers and makes it possible for us
to work with them the way we do? Which mental faculties contribute to
our grasp? What qualities do we share with other species, and which
ones are specific to us? This book addresses these questions to reveal
that language plays a crucial role in the development of systematic
number concepts. It analyzes the relationship between numerical
thinking and the human language faculty, providing psychological,
linguistic, and philosophical perspectives on numbers, their
evolution, and development in children.

1. Numbers and objects
2. What does it mean to be a number?
3. Can words be numbers?
4. The language legacy
5. Children's route to number: from iconic representations to
 numerical thinking
6. The organisation of our cognitive number domain
7. Non-verbal number systems
8. Numbers in language: the grammatical integration of numerical tools

Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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