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Where Integers Come From

Alan M. Leslie, C. R. Gallistel, and Rochel Gelman

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the innate basis of our concepts of the positive integers. In practice, real valued variables are never exactly equal; nor is it easy to specify an algorithm for establishing ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


Talk About Natural Numbers

Thomas Hofweber

in Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A puzzle about the different occurrences of number words in natural language, Frege’s other Puzzle, is presented and discussed in this chapter. It argues that popular attempts to sidestep the puzzle ... More


A view from the North: Genders and classifiers in Arawak languages of north-west Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter addresses the issue of coexistence of noun categorization devices within one language. Genders and other noun categorization devices—be they numeral classifiers, or other classifiers—are ... More


Complements

Christophe Reutenauer

in From Christoffel Words to Markoff Numbers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827542
eISBN:
9780191866418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827542.003.0018
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter gathers several results without proofs. There are three sections: Christoffel words, Lyndon words and Lie theory, music theory.


Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Elena I. Mihas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has some means of categorizing objects into humans, or animates, or by their shape, form, size, and function. The most wide-spread are linguistic genders—grammatical classes of nouns ... More


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