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Life without numbers

Susan J. Hespos*

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Abstract

If your language did not have words for numbers, would you be able to think about numeric quantities? An Amazonian culture where number words are limited to one, two and many has provided new insights to the interaction between thought and language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume14
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2004

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Language : Life without numbers. / Hespos, Susan J.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 14, No. 21, 09.11.2004.

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