Language and Culture in Mathematical Cognition, Fourth Edition focuses on the role of linguistic and cultural factors in math cognition and development. It covers a wide range of topics, including analogical mapping in numerical development, arithmetic fact retrieval in the bilingual brain, cross-cultural comparisons of mathematics achievement, the shaping of numerical processing by number word construction, the influence of Head Start programs, the mathematical skills of children with specific language impairments, the role of culture and language in creating associations between number and space, and electrophysiological studies of linguistic traces in core knowledge at the neural level.
1. Introduction: The Role of Language and Culture in Mathematical Cognition and Development 2. The Effects of Language on Number Word Learning and Estimation 3. Arithmetic in the Bilingual Brain 4. Linguistic Traces in Core Numerical Knowledge 5. Number Knowledge in Preschool Dual-Language Learners from Low-Income Households 6. Mathematical Skills of Children with Specific Language Impairments: Testing Developmental Theory 7. Contributions of Culture and Language to the Development of Space-Number Associations 8. How Culturally Predominant Reading Direction and Number Word Construction Influence Numerical Cognition and Mathematics Performance 9. The Cross-National Learning Gap: Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Differences in Mathematics 10. Cultural Comparisons of Children's Mathematics Achievement: Numerical Language and Core Knowledge 11. Disentangling Linguistic and Experiential Factors as Predictors of Young Children's Early Numeracy Skills 12. Counting Systems as Cultural Tools for Numerical Cognition 13. Linguistic and Cultural Processes in Elementary Mathematics: Studies from a Remote Papua New Guinea Community