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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind
Written By: Heike Wiese
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521831822
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521831822
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Pages: 358
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