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Cardinal numerals [electronic resource] : Old English from a cross-linguistic perspective / by Ferdinand von Mengden.

By: Mengden, Ferdinand von.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Topics in English linguistics: 67.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 329 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110220353 (electronic bk.); 3110220350 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Numerals | Cardinal numbers | Numeration | Comparative linguistics | Historical linguistics | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Old & Middle English | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cardinal numerals.DDC classification: 429/.5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Linguistic numeral systems -- 2. The numeral system of Old English -- 3. Complex numerals -- 4. Numeral constructions in Old English -- 5. The word class 'cardinal numeral' -- Concluding remarks -- References.
Summary: The book embeds an analysis of the Old English numeral system and its particularities into a broader, cross-linguistic discussion and provides a theoretical framework for the general study of numeral systems. A novel perspective on the morphosyntactic behaviour of numerals allows the author to test and refine some long standing tenets in the study of numerals.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction -- 1. Linguistic numeral systems -- 2. The numeral system of Old English -- 3. Complex numerals -- 4. Numeral constructions in Old English -- 5. The word class 'cardinal numeral' -- Concluding remarks -- References.

The book embeds an analysis of the Old English numeral system and its particularities into a broader, cross-linguistic discussion and provides a theoretical framework for the general study of numeral systems. A novel perspective on the morphosyntactic behaviour of numerals allows the author to test and refine some long standing tenets in the study of numerals.

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