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## Introduction

WithKATHERINE MCKINNEY-BOCK AND MARIA LUISA ZUBIZARRETA

This book is a compilation of manuscripts ( chapters 4 – 7 ) and publications ( chapters 2 and 3 ) 1 from 2001-2010 by Jean-Roger Vergnaud, in collaboration with colleagues and students. 2 This work is guided by the scientifi c belief that broader mathematical principles should guide linguistic inquiry as they have guided biology and physics, under the ‘Galilean style’ of science, or the “search for mathematical patterns in nature” (see chapter 2 ).