Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

New from Cambridge University Press!


Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.

New from Brill!


Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

Query Details

Query Subject:   Sortal and Mensural Classifiers
Author:   Stephen Dickey
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Morphology

Query:   Laura Janda and I are currently researching some typological issues that
have led us to investigate numeral classifiers in Asian (e.g., Mandarin
Chinese) and other languages (e.g., Yucatec Maya).

We are interested in knowing if anyone who researches numeral classifier
systems can inform us about a language/languages that have sortal numeral
classifiers but clearly no mensural classifiers (presumably having simple
quantifiers instead).

We realize that theoretical assumptions may come into play here, and would
appreciate clarity in that regard.

Thank you,
Stephen M. Dickey
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
LL Issue: 23.1093
Date posted: 04-Mar-2012


Sums main page