Cross-language similarity and difference in quantity categorization of Finnish and Japanese

@article{Yoshida2015CrosslanguageSA,
  title={Cross-language similarity and difference in quantity categorization of Finnish and Japanese},
  author={Kenji Yoshida and Kenneth J. de Jong and John K. Kruschke and Pia-Maria P{\"a}ivi{\"o}},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={81-98}
}

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