Sounding the depths at the confluence of numerosity and language

Caleb Everett

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Researchers in a variety of disciplines are currently exploring how number words and other culturally variant symbols for quantities enable and enhance numerical cognition. In this article I survey the ways in which fieldwork among Amazonian languages is helping to elucidate the relationship between numerical cognition and language. I highlight several noteworthy findings in recent work on this topic, address their implications, and also consider the potential of future fieldwork on languages with typologically remarkable number systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-257
Number of pages9
JournalLinguistics Vanguard
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2015


  • Amazonia
  • Cognition
  • Linguistic relativity
  • Numbers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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