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Lecture | Workshop

Numerals: A Small Workshop

Wednesday 12 June 2019
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden


9:30-10:15 Sjef Barbiers ‘One’

10:15-11:00 Lisa Bylinina ‘What cross-linguistic observations in derivational morphology can tell us about the semantics of cardinals (if anything)’ 

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:00 Sasha Lubotsky ‘Indo-Aryan compounds with numerals in the Hittite treatise on horse training’

12:00-13:00 Eugene Chan (Max Planck Institute Leipzig / Jena) ‘Endangered Numeral Systems of World’s languages’

Abstract: Endangered Numeral Systems of World’s languages

In this talk I shall introduce my on-going project to document the numeral systems of the world’s languages and their genetic classification, phonological systems, and counting concepts. In the last thirty years I have recorded and analyzed the numeral systems of the world's languages, and so far have successfully collected data on the basic numeral systems of around 4,400 languages. Most of the data were kindly provided by linguists, anthropologists, and other scholars working in their respective fields. The majority of the data are recorded in standard IPA symbols or phonemic transcriptions. These Numeral Systems of the World's Languages research is made accessible at the website entitled Numeral Systems of the World's Languages.

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