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Constructive Number Systems in Marori and Beyond

Arka, I Wayan

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This paper examines complex number systems with unusual constructive strategies in languages such as Marori. One challenge that such systems present is the existence of a dual number category without dual morphology and a plural number category without plural morphology. This paper demonstrates that these number systems can be accounted for in a surprisingly straightforward way by proposing that they involve the composite binary features [+/-SG], [+/-PL], [+/-DU] and [+/-AUG]. Languages vary...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31343
Source: Constructive Number Systems in Marori and Beyond

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