The grammar and conceptualisation of motion in Iwaidja
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME9, 4-8 February 2015) / [ed] Krainer, Konrad & Vondrová, Naďa, Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education and ERME , 2016, 1361-1367 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Different languages have different ways of using spatiallanguage, grammatically and conceptually. Thispaper reports on aspects of the language of motion inIwaidja, an indigenous Australian language. The waythat Iwaidja groups and separates spatial concepts suchas direction, height and movement in relation to anotherobject are briefly described using examples from aroute description task. The implications are discussedin terms of how understanding these grammatical featurescan help teachers of Indigenous students, as wellas providing keys to cross-linguistic investigations ofmathematical cognition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education and ERME , 2016. 1361-1367 p.
Spatial language, motion, grammatical structures, Indigenous, cognition
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119196OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119196DiVA: diva2:919139
Ninth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME9), Prague, Czech Republic