ICOL Lecture by Rita Eloranta: Towards a Specific-Counting System

Image of flyer for talk by Rita Eloranta on numeral classifiers

The Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics (ICOL) at ASU presents a talk by Rita Eloranta of Hanken School of Economics, Finland: "Towards a Specific-Counting System: The Case of the Mochica Numeral Classifier System."

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The presence of numeral classifiers is unusual among Andean languages. This grammatical category has so far only been attested in the eastern and western peripheries of the Andean region, in the Cholón, Hibito and Mochica languages. Mochica, spoken until the mid- to late 19th century in Peru’s northern coastal area, is a linguistic isolate with no remaining speakers. This talk will focus on expanding the description and analysis of numeral classifiers in Mochica. Furthermore, whereas the other Andean numeral classifier systems in Cholón and Hibito correspond to a typologically prototypical numeral classifier system, Eloranta will show that the Mochica numeral classifier system has peculiar characteristics.

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Judit Kroo
Friday, Apr. 15, 2022, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free of charge and open to the public

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