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Noun categorization devices: A cross-linguistic perspective

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/9780198842019.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

A noun may refer to a man, a woman, an animal, or an inanimate object of varied shape, size, and function, or have abstract reference. Noun categorization devices vary in their expression, and the ... More


Numeral classifiers in Munya, a Tibeto-Burman language

Junwei Bai

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/9780198842019.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The topic of the chapter is Munya, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the western part of Sichuan Province, China. Classifiers in Munya include numeral classifiers and verbal action classifiers. ... More


The elusive verbal classifiers in ‘Witoto’

Katarzyna I. Wojtylak

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/9780198842019.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter focuses on forms and functions of verbal classifiers in Murui and Mɨka, two closely related language varieties of the ‘Witoto’ dialect continuum from the Witotoan language family spoken ... More


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