The linguistic origin of the next number
Charles Yang
April 2018

Why, and how, learning to count is critical for the development of the integer system, especially the Successor Function (the next number is greater than the previous one by 1). Why number, and by implication mathematics, is a by-product of language.
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keywords: numerical cognition, language acquisition, counting, whorf, morphology, syntax
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