• iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019 participants
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019
  • iClassifier workshop 2019



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The Archaeology of The Mind Lab studies how different cultures, past and present, organize knowledge about the world. Our sources are classifier systems that appear in both written and oral languages around the world. Classifiers, which arrange the lexicon into various emic categories, have never been scrutinized systematically for the study of knowledge organization.


 

Studying classification in Ancient Egyptian scripts

  • SEM MAP
  • Demotic iClassfier
  • Demotic iClassfier

Mapping the Sumerian classifier system

  • Sumerian map
  • map crop
  • meS category

Studying classifier elements in Old Chinese Inscriptions

  • Classifiers in Bamboo inscriptions

Photo credits (work in progress)

Demotic classifier marking, created by Christian Casey. 
iClassifier map of Semitic loanwords in Late Egyptian by Halely Harel.
Sumerian iClassifier 
map, based on EPSD2, compiled by Bo Zhang.
Old Chinese classifier marking, created by Yanru Xu.