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Complexities with restricted numeral systems

Donohue, Mark

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The cognitive advantages to retaining a restricted counting system (without exponentiation) even as a more complicated one is being developed are not immediately obvious, but follow from the information about upcoming complexity that is implicit in the use of distinct numerals. Kanum, a language from the south of New Guinea, where "systems with limited extent" are widely reported, has base-6 counting systems with full use of exponentiation in one system, and no possibility of extension in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25664
Source: Linguistic Typology
DOI: 10.1515/LITY.2008.043

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