On numeral complexity in hunter-gatherer languages
Numerals vary extensively across the world's languages, ranging from no precise numeral terms to practically infinite limits. Particularly of interest is the category of "small" or low-limit numeral systems; these are often associated with hunter-gatherer groups, but this connection has not yet been demonstrated by a systematic study. Here we present the results of a wide-scale survey of hunter-gatherer numerals. We compare these to agriculturalist languages in the same regions, and consider...[Show more]
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