The grammar and conceptualisation of motion in Iwaidja

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    Abstract

    Different languages have different ways of using spatial language, grammatically and conceptually. This paper reports on aspects of the language of motion in Iwaidja, an indigenous Australian language. The way that Iwaidja groups and separates spatial concepts such as direction, height and movement in relation to another object are briefly described using examples from a route description task. The implications are discussed in terms of how understanding these grammatical features can help teachers of Indigenous students, as wellas providing keys to cross-linguistic investigations of mathematical cognition
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
    EditorsKonrad Krainer, Naďa Vondrová
    Place of PublicationPrague, Czech Republic
    PublisherCharles University in Prague
    Pages1361-1367
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-80-7290-844-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventCongress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 4 Feb 20158 Feb 2015
    Conference number: 9th

    Conference

    ConferenceCongress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
    Abbreviated titleCERME9
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period4/02/158/02/15

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    Edmonds-Wathen, C. (2015). The grammar and conceptualisation of motion in Iwaidja. In K. Krainer, & N. Vondrová (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 1361-1367). [TWG09] Charles University in Prague.