On numeral complexity in hunter-gatherer languages

@article{Epps2012OnNC,
  title={On numeral complexity in hunter-gatherer languages},
  author={Patience Epps and Claire Bowern and Cynthia Irene Anderson Hansen and JANE H. Hill and Jason Zentz},
  journal={Linguistic Typology},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={41-109}
}
Numerals vary extensively across the world’s languages, ranging from no precise numeral terms to practically infinite limits. Particularly of interest is the category of “small” or low-limit numeral systems; these are often associated with hunter-gatherer groups, but this connection has not yet been demonstrated by a systematic study. Here we present the results of a wide-scale survey of hunter-gatherer numerals. We compare these to agriculturalist languages in the same regions, and consider… Expand

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