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Does the transparency of the counting system affect children's numerical abilities?

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The Welsh language uses a regular counting system, whereas English uses an irregular counting system, and schools within Wales teach either through the medium of Welsh or English. This provides the opportunity to compare linguistic effects on arithmetical skills in the absence of many other confounding factors that arise in international comparisons. This study investigated the hypothesis that language properties influence children's performance in certain numerical tasks by comparing the per...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00945

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology More from this journal
Publication date:
2015-01-01
Acceptance date:
2015-06-22
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1664-1078
Pmid:
26217270
Language:
English
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pubs:535741
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uuid:f8823639-b11d-46f7-999b-36f28a7f1f64
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pubs:535741
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535741
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2019-01-25

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