A major linguistic study of nominal classification systems across a variety of languages, first published in 2000.
Table of Contents
Preface Gunter Senft; 1. What do we really know about nominal classification systems? Gunter Senft; 2. A morphosyntactic typology of classifiers Colette Grinevald; 3. Unusual classifiers in Tariana Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 4. Multiple classifier systems in Akatek (Mayan) Roberto Zavala Maldonado; 5. Ant, ancestors and medicine: a semantic and pragmatic account of classifier constructions in Arrernte (Central Australia) David P. Wilkins; 6. Visualizing ability and nominal classifications: an evidence of cultural operation in the agreement rules of Japanese numeral classifiers Kyoko Inoue; 7. Isolation of units and unification of isolates: the gestalt-functions of classifiers Jürgen Broschart; 8. Bantu noun class system. Loanword and acquisition evidence of semantic productivity Katherine Demuth; 9. Gender assignment: a typology and a model Greville G. Corbett and Norman M. Fraser; 10. Systems of nominal classification - a concluding discussion John Lucy.
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