Article published in:Number – Constructions and Semantics: Case studies from Africa, Amazonia, India and Oceania
Edited by Anne Storch and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
[Studies in Language Companion Series 151] 2014
► pp. 265–282
Chapter 10. Counting chickens in Luwo
This contribution treats the number marking of nouns, numerals and the way these are used in counting in Luwo. This Western Nilotic language of South Sudan exhibits interesting patterns in the pluralisation of nouns, which have to do with the grammatical marking of nominal aspect. Moreover, Luwo uses different number systems for different word classes, whereas number-inflection of nouns is semantically supercharged, while verbs and adjectives exhibit a semantically basic number-marking system. The semantics of nominal plurals, and the relevance of nominal aspect for a diachronic analysis of the nominal classifiers that seem to be underlying in the complex number-marking patterns of Western Nilotic languages, are investigated in detail in this paper.
Published online: 19 March 2014
Blench, Roger M.
2011 Can Sino-Tibetan and Austroasiatic help us understand the evolution of Niger-Congo noun classes? Paper presented at CALL, Leiden.
Dimmendaal, Gerrit J.
To appear. Derivation in Nilo-Saharan.. In Handbook of Derivation , Rochel Lieber & Pavol Štekauer (eds). Oxford: OUP.
Von Heyking, Beatrix
2013 A grammar of Boor. PhD dissertation, University of Cologne.
Cited by 1 other publications
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 28 february 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.