Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | September 3, 2010

Guugu Yimithirr go mainstream

A wonderful article Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
in NYT,  by Guy Deutscher of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester (my university, I am proud to use this occasion to say that). As I attempt to point out in my book Shadows of the Truth, the way of special thinking used by Guugu Yimithirr people of Australia (discussed in the article in some vivid details) has serious implications for understanding mathematical (more precisely, geometric) thinking.

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