On the distribution and complexity of gender and numeral classifiers

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, General Linguistics en
dc.contributor.author Sinnemäki, Kaius Tatu-Kustaa
dc.contributor.editor Di Garbo, Francesca
dc.contributor.editor Olsson, Bruno
dc.contributor.editor Wälchli, Bernhard
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-08T14:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-08T14:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Sinnemäki , K T-K 2019 , On the distribution and complexity of gender and numeral classifiers . in F Di Garbo , B Olsson & B Wälchli (eds) , Grammatical gender and linguistic complexity II : Volume II: World-wide comparative studies . Studies in Diversity Linguistics , no. 27 , Language Science Press , Berlin , pp. 133-200 . https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3462782 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-96110-181-8
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-96110-180-1
dc.identifier.other PURE: 65091377
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6972-5216/work/64323737
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306842
dc.description.abstract This paper surveys the occurrence of gender and numeral classifiers in the languages of the world and evaluates statistically whether there is a complexity tradeoff between these two linguistic patterns. Complexity is measured as overt coding of the pattern in a language, an approach that has been shown earlier to provide a reliable first estimate for possible trade-offs between typological variables. The data come from a genealogically and areally stratified sample of 360 languages. The relationship between gender and numeral classifiers in this data was researched by constructing Generalized Linear Mixed Models. According to the results a significant inverse relationship occurs between the variables independently of genealogical affiliation and geographical areas. The distributions are explained functionally. by economy, that is, the tendency to avoid using multiple patterns in the same functional domain en
dc.format.extent 68
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Language Science Press
dc.relation.ispartof Grammatical gender and linguistic complexity II Volume II: World-wide comparative studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studies in Diversity Linguistics
dc.relation.uri http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/237
dc.rights en
dc.subject 6121 Languages en
dc.subject Typology en
dc.subject Language complexity en
dc.subject grammatical gender en
dc.subject Numeral classifiers en
dc.subject Linguistic areality en
dc.title On the distribution and complexity of gender and numeral classifiers en
dc.type Chapter
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3462782
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other
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