Numbers and Counting in African Languages

Seminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 40222


Mittwoch, 14-16; U.24 S92, GW I


Dymitr Ibriszimow

The seminar provides an introduction into the basic principles of numerals and numeral systems in the world, followed by an overview of the numeral systems in Africa. Then, the low cardinal numerals, as well as the numbers up to 100, will be analysed in individual languages from different African language phyla. Typological comparisons as well as observations on the historical development of the respective numerals and systems will follow.