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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(21); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.052108.

A Study on Plural Marking of Nouns of Minority in Northwest China Based on Linguistic Typology


Tudeng Jiangcuo

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Tudeng Jiangcuo

Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730030, China


The minority languages in Northwest China include Salah, Uyghur, Turkic, Kazakh and Mongolian. The plural marking of nouns of minority in Northwest China has its unique commonness and individuality. Many languages have the problem of high or low usage of plural noun markers, but there are also many languages that are not limited by the frequency of use, and can be casually replaced in daily use. The plural noun marking of Northwest minority languages has its unique character, which is also a cultural characteristic of different ethnic languages. From the perspective of linguistic typology, this study makes a comparative analysis of the commonness and individuality of the plural marks of the northwest minority nouns, in order to help us deepen our understanding of the grammatical forms of the Northwest minority nouns.


Language type; Northwest ethnic minorities; Noun; Complex number marking

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Tudeng Jiangcuo. A Study on Plural Marking of Nouns of Minority in Northwest China Based on Linguistic Typology. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 21: 36-40. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.052108.


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