The Resource Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages, Claire Bowern

Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages, Claire Bowern

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Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages
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Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages
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Claire Bowern
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"While the numeral systems of Australian languages are small, they are not uniform. In this article we shed light on the extent of variation in small numeral systems by systematically surveying 189 languages from Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan families. We show that, contra previous assumptions, Australian languages vary extensively in the limits of their numeral system, in the ways in which smaller numerals may be combined to form larger ones, and in their ability to denote vague quantities like some or few. We also investigate the etymological sources of words for numerals and find that few terms are reconstructible." [Author's abstract]
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Bibliography: pages 156-160
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Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages, Claire Bowern
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 156-160
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia

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