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Linguistic influences on mathematical development: How important is the transparency of the counting system?

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Wales uses languages with both regular (Welsh) and irregular (English) counting systems. Three groups of 6- and 8-year-old Welsh children with varying degrees of exposure to the Welsh languagethose who spoke Welsh at both home and school; those who spoke Welsh only at home; and those who spoke only Englishwere given standardized tests of arithmetic and a test of understanding representations of two-digit numbers. Groups did not differ on the arithmetic tests, but both groups of Welsh speakers...

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10.1080/09515080802285511

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Journal:
PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
523-538
Publication date:
2008
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EISSN:
1465-394X
ISSN:
0951-5089
URN:
uuid:7639ee12-b628-41c5-827c-6ae07da0e76c
Source identifiers:
292240
Local pid:
pubs:292240

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