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What happens when a language has no words for numbers?
36.[E] It is worth stressing that these anumeric people are cognitively I (在认知方面) normal,well-adapted to the surroundings they have dominated for centuries.
37.[H] Compared with other mammals, our numerical in-stincts are not as remarkable as many assume.
38.[E] It is worth stressing that these anumeric people are cognitively” (在认知方面) normal,well-adapted to the sur-roundings they have dominated for centuries.
39.[B]But, in a historical sense, number-conscious people like us are the unusual ones.
40.[K]Research on the language of numbers shows, more and more, that one of our- species ’一key characteristics is tremendous linguistic (语言的) and cognitive diversity.
41.[D]This and many other experiments have led to a simple conclusion:When people do not have number . words,they struggle to make quantitative distinctions that probably seem natural to someone like you or, me.
42.[G] None of us, then, is really a‘ numbers person." We are not born to handle quantitative distinctions skillfully.
43.[A] Numbers do not exist in all cultures.
44.[I] So,how did we ever invent f “unnatural”numbers in the first place? The answer is,literally,at your fingertips.
45.[F]This conclusion is echoed by work with anumeric children in industrialized societies.