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Linguistic influence on mathematical development is specific rather than pervasive: revisiting the Chinese number advantage in Chinese and English children

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The relative linguistic transparency of the Asian counting system has been used to explain Asian students' relative superiority in cross-cultural comparisons of mathematics achievement. To test the validity and extent of linguistic transparency in accounting for mathematical abilities, this study tested Chinese and British primary school children. Children in Hong Kong can learn mathematics using languages with both regular (Chinese) and irregular (English) counting systems, depending on thei...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00203

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Subgroup:
Medical Sciences Div Office
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Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology Journal website
Volume:
6
Publication date:
2016-03-16
Acceptance date:
2015-02-09
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ISSN:
1664-1078
Pubs id:
pubs:615287
URN:
uri:c175081c-34d2-4310-bc9e-a0c59932d726
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uuid:c175081c-34d2-4310-bc9e-a0c59932d726
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pubs:615287
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Article number: 342

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