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Veni for research on number words

People tend to think about numbers in similar ways across cultures, but talk about them differently in different languages. Within this project Lisa Bylinina will collect data on how grammar of the world’s languages treats number words, find patterns and establish ways to bridge the gap between language and number cognition.

Language and Number

Lisa Bylinina is currently working at the Meertens Institute within the researchproject “Language and Number” . The project is part of the NWO Horizon project "Knowledge and Culture". It focuses on the linguistic representation of cognitive systems of number, one of the main instruments and results being the "Typology of Number Systems” database.

About the Veni

Veni is part of the Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.

Photo by  M. Morgan, 0483 numbers,  Flickr cc.