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The morphology of compound numerals: A cross-linguistic study


ŽOHA Lukáš WĄGIEL Marcin CAHA Pavel

Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Description Compound numerals (CNs) are numerals composed of two or more numerals, e.g., hundred three. CNs fall into two classes called additive compound numerals (ACNs; e.g., hundred three = 100+3) and multiplicative compound numerals (MCNc, e.g., three hundred = 3 x 100). There are two main approaches to their analysis. Analysis A (e.g., He 2015) says that CNs form a constituent that quantifies over the noun. Analysis B (e.g., Ionin and Matushansky 2018) says that each numeral independently combines with the expression denoting the counted entity. Our talk investigates the morphology of compound numerals in a sample of 20 diverse languages in order to determine which of these hypotheses is more accurate.
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