How Language Shapes Math

Members of a tiny tribe in the Amazon jungle that has no words for numbers beyond two can't conceptualize numbers any better than chimps or human infants do, a new study has found. The research attempts to cast light on a long-standing puzzle among linguists: whether concepts can exist without words to express them.

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