A cross-linguistic investigation on the acquisition of complex numerals


Complex numerals (e.g., four hundred) have a multiplicative structure (four hundred = 4 x 100). This paper investigates whether children are sensitive to the meaning of the multiplicative structure. We designed a novel word learning paradigm and taught 4to 6-year-old children the meaning of a novel numeral phrase (e.g., ‘one gobi houses’ to mean a group of… (More)


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