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The papers in this collection present the numeral systems of more than twenty Nigerian languages. The papers mainly emanate from a workshop on the numeral systems of Nigerian languages organised by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria during its 23rd Annual Conference which was held at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The workshop arose from awareness created by Dr. Eugene S.L. Chan on the need for Nigerian linguists to document this severely endangered but very important aspect of natural languages. The quantum of mathematical computations - addition, multiplication, subtraction, or a combination of two or all of these - involved in the numeral systems of Nigerian languages is remarkable. The papers reveal that a variety of numeral systems do exist, such as: binary, decimal, incomplete decimal, duodecimal, quinary, quaternary, ternary, mixed, body-part tally systems, and much more. The book is a resource about how different languages manipulate their numeral systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. The Yoruba Numeral System
  2. Oladiipo Ajiboye
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. The Numeral System of Nkǫrǫǫ
  2. Ebitare F. Obikudo
  3. pp. 27-40
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  1. Ọkọ Numerals and their Derivation
  2. Joseph D. Atóyèbí
  3. pp. 41-50
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  1. The Fulfulde Numeral System
  2. Abubakar Muhammad, Abubakar Alkali
  3. pp. 51-62
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  1. Elements in Traditional and Modern Numerals of Nsukka Igbo
  2. Evelyn Mbah & Benita Uzoigwe
  3. pp. 63-80
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  1. The Miship Traditional Numeral System
  2. Mohammed Aminu Muazu & Katwal Pemark Isah
  3. pp. 81-90
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  1. The Numeral Systems of Nkpor and Gboko: A Comparative Analysis
  2. Chukwuma O. Okeke
  3. pp. 91-108
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  1. The System of Numeration in Ẹdo
  2. Esohe Mercy Omoregbe
  3. pp. 109-118
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  1. The Bura Numeral System
  2. Mohammed Aminu Muazu, Fibi Balami
  3. pp. 119-126
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  1. Derivational Processes in the Igala Numeral System
  2. Gideon Sunday Omachonu
  3. pp. 127-140
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  1. Igbo Numerals, Measurement Systems and Pedagogy
  2. Ndubuisi Ogbonna Ahamefula
  3. pp. 141-148
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  1. Counting Money in the Obimo Igbo
  2. Modesta Ijeoma Iloene
  3. pp. 149-158
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  1. On the System of Numeration in Efik
  2. Eyo O. Mensah
  3. pp. 159-174
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  1. The Counting System in Ikwere
  2. Roseline I.C. Alerechi, Annette U. Weje
  3. pp. 175-188
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  1. Sources of Complexity in the Yorùbá Numeral System
  2. Fúnmi Olúbọde-Sàwẹ 
  3. pp. 189-202
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  1. Modification of the Yoruba Numeral System for Use in Mathematics, Science and Technology
  2. Kayode J. Fakinlede
  3. pp. 203-208
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  1. The Igbo Numeral System in Danger of Extinction: The Way Out
  2. Grace O. Prezi
  3. pp. 209-216
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  1. Counting: The Ibanị Way
  2. Ebitare F. Obikudo
  3. pp. 217-224
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  1. A Linguistic Analysis of the Structure of the Yoruba Counting System
  2. Olusanmi Babarinde
  3. pp. 225-238
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  1. An Outline of the Hausa Numeral System
  2. A.H. Amfani
  3. pp. 239-244
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  1. The Numeral System of Ịzọn
  2. God’spower Tamaraukuro Prezi
  3. pp. 245-258
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  1. The Kilba Traditional Numeral System
  2. Mohammed Aminu Muazu
  3. pp. 259-266
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  1. Numeral Classifiers in Gokana and Kana
  2. B.H. Isaac
  3. pp. 267-278
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  1. Saving the Yorùbá Counting System from Extinction
  2. Reuben Oluwafemi Ikotun, Timothy Adeyemi Akanbi
  3. pp. 279-294
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  1. The Derivational Processes in the Zarma Numeral System
  2. Abubakar Muhammad
  3. pp. 295-302
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  1. Compounding in the Yoruba Numeral System
  2. Akindele A. Aina
  3. pp. 303-312
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  1. The Numeral System of Obolo
  2. Roseline I.C. Alerechi, Faith Martins Igoh
  3. pp. 313-324
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  1. The Imperatives of Documenting Counting Systems in African Languages: A Window into the Cognitive Process of Computation
  2. Francis Oyebade
  3. pp. 325-338
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  1. Igala Numeral System: Preliminary Observations
  2. Salem Ochala Ejeba
  3. pp. 339-348
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  1. Tone and Numeral Constructions in Edo
  2. Harrison Adeniyi
  3. pp. 349-360
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  1. The Yorùbá Numeral System: A Review in Relation to other Numeral Systems
  2. A.O. Agbeyangi, S.I. Eludiora
  3. pp. 361-372
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789785421538
Related ISBN
9789785412741
MARC Record
OCLC
952155791
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2016-07-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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