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Numeral Types and Changes Worldwide : Trends in Linguistics - Jadranka Gvozdanovic

Numeral Types and Changes Worldwide

Trends in Linguistics

By: Jadranka Gvozdanovic (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1999
ISBN: 9783110161137
Number Of Pages: 287
For Ages: 22+ years old

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Introductionp. 1
Numeral systems and patterns of change
Artificially growing a numeral systemp. 7
When numeral systems are expandedp. 43
Pre-decimal structures in counting and metrologyp. 55
Haruai numerals and their implications for the history and typology of numeral systemsp. 81
Types of numeral changesp. 95
Classifiers in East and Southeast Asian languages: Counting and beyondp. 113
Some remarks on numeral morphosyntax in Slavicp. 187
Numeral reconstruction in several major language groups of Europe and Asia
The Indo-European system of numerals from '1' to '10'p. 199
On the history of non-decimal systems and their elements in numerals of Aryan languagesp. 221
The numeral system of the Uralic languagesp. 243
The Austroasiatic numerals '1' to '10' from a historical and typological perspectivep. 253
Subject indexp. 273
Language indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9783110161137
ISBN-10: 3110161133
Series: Trends in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 1st February 1999
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.41  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.55

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