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" In short, there is no proof that the lack of the use of numerals is in any way connected with the inability to form the concepts of higher numbers. If we want to form a correct judgment of the influence that language exerts over thought, we ought to bear... "
The Mind of Primitive Man: A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the Lowell ... - Page 151
by Franz Boas - 1911 - 294 pages
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Introduction [to Handbook of American Indian Languages]

Franz Boas - Indians of North America - 1911 - 83 pages
...use of numerals is in any way connected with the inability to form the concepts of higher numbers. If we want to form a correct judgment of the influence...expressing the results of abstract thought. In this they would resemble the artificial, unidiomatic abstract terms that may be formed hi primitive languages....
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Introduction to Handbook of American Indian Languages

Franz Boas - Foreign Language Study - 1966 - 221 pages
...use of numerals is in any way connected with the inability to form the concepts of higher numbers. If we want to form a correct judgment of the influence...expressing the results of abstract thought. In this they would resemble the artificial, unidiomatic abstract terms that may be formed in primitive languages....
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In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization

Stanley Diamond - Ethnology - 1963 - 54 pages
...the abstract forms of our modern languages. . . . [And further] If we want to form a correct judgment we ought to bear in mind that our European languages,...abstract thought of philosophers. Terms like "essence, substance, existence, idea, reality," many of which are now commonly used, are by origin artificial...
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Culture Bound: Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching

Joyce Merrill Valdes - Foreign Language Study - 1986 - 222 pages
...of the people is such that they are not required; that they would, however, develop just as soon as needed If we want to form a correct judgment of the...expressing the results of abstract thought. In this they would resemble the artificial, unidiomatic abstract terms that may be formed in primitive languages....
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The Whorf Theory Complex: A Critical Reconstruction

Penny Lee - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 323 pages
...appear as independent forms" he said "pure abstract terms are quite common" (p.65). He argued that "European languages as found at the present time have...philosophers [...] terms like essence and existence" being "by origin artificial devices for expressing the results of abstract thought" (p. 66; original...
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