Short note: To facilitate identification of author in the literature, I combined my two parent names (Allassonnière and Tang) starting from 2020.


  1. Basirat, Ali. Marc Allassonnière-Tang and Aleksandrs Berdicevskis. (in press). An empirical study on the contribution of formal and semantic features to the grammatical gender of nouns. Linguistics Vanguard. (ESCI, Nordic list)

  2. Allassonnière-Tang, Marc and Michael Dunn.  (in press).  The evolutionary trends of grammatical gender in Indo-Aryan languages. Language Dynamics and Change. (ERIH, ESCI, Nordic list) PDF

  3. Allassonnière-Tang, Marc, Ying-Chun Chen, Nai-Shing Yen and One-Soon Her. (in press). Investigating the branching of Chinese classifier phrases: Evidence from speech perception and production. Journal of Chinese Linguistics. (ERIH, SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  4. Allassonnière-Tang, Marc and Marcin Kilarski. 2020. Functions of gender and numeral classifiers in Nepali. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 56(1): 113-168. (ERIH, SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  5. Allassonnière-Tang, Marc and One-Soon Her. 2020. Numeral base, numeral classifier, and noun: Word order harmonization. Language and Linguistics, 21(4): 511-556. 10.1075/lali.00069.all (SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  6. Her, One-Soon and Marc Tang. 2020. A statistical explanation of the distribution of sortal classifiers in languages of the world via computational classifiers. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 27(2): 93-113. (ERIH, SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  7. Tang, Marc. 2020. A simple introduction to programming and statistics with decision trees in R. Teaching Statistics, 42(2): 36-40. (ERIH, ESCI, Nordic list) PDF

  8. Tang, Marc and One-Soon Her. 2019. Insights on the Greenberg-Sanches-Slobin Generalization: Quantitative typological data on classifiers and plural markers. Folia Linguistica, 53(2): 297-331. (ERIH, SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  9. Her, One-Soon, Marc Tang and Bing-Tsiong Li. 2019. Word order of numeral classifiers and numeral bases: Harmonization by multiplication. Language Typology and Universals, 72(3): 421-452. (ERIH, ESCI, Nordic list) PDF

  10. Eliasson, Pär and Marc Tang. 2018. The lexical and discourse functions of grammatical gender in Marathi. Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 5(2):131-157. doi:10.1515/jsall-2018-0012. (Nordic list) PDF

  11. Tang, Marc. 2017. Explaining the acquisition order of classifiers and measure words via their mathematical complexity. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 5(1):31-52. PDF 


  1. Tang, Marc and I-Ping Wan. 2019. Predicting speech errors in Mandarin based on word frequency. In S. Qu and W. Zhan (Eds.), From minimal contrast to meaning construct (pp. 289-303). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-32-9240-6_20. PDF

  2. Tang, Marc. 2019. The diachrony of classification systems [by William B. McGregor & Søren Wichmann (review)]. Linguistic Variation, 19(2): 386-392. (ERIH, EHCI, Nordic list) PDF

  3. Tang, Marc. 2019. A typology of classifiers and gender: From description to computation. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. ISBN: 978-91-513-0507-3. PDF

  4. Basirat, Ali and Marc Tang. 2019. Linguistic information in word embeddings. In J. van den Herik & A. P. Rocha (Eds.), Agents and artificial intelligence (pp. 492–513). Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05453-3_23. PDF

  5. Tang, Marc. 2018. The dynamics of nominal classification: Productive and lexicalised uses of gender agreement in Mawng [by Ruth Singer (review)]. Oceanic Linguistics, 57(1): 255-260. (ERIH, AHCI, Nordic list) PDF


  1. Krasnoukhova, Olga and Marc Allassonnière-Tang. 2020. Lineage-speci c trends in the evolution of standard negation. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. PDF

  2. Basirat, Ali and Marc Tang. 2018. Lexical and Morpho-syntactic Features in Word Embeddings: A Case Study of Nouns in Swedish. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, (pp. 663-674). Setúbal: Scite Press. doi:10.5220/0006729606630674. PDF

  3. Kilarski, Marcin and Marc Tang. 2018. The coalescence of grammatical gender and numeral classifiers in the general classifier wota in Nepali. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 3(56):1-10. PDF

  4. Tang, Marc and Ali Basirat. 2018. Linguistic explorations in real-valued syntactic word vectors (rsv). Poster presented at the seventh Swedish Language Technology Conference. Stockholm University, Sweden. arXiv:2007.14222. PDF-poster, PDF-text


  1. Tang, Marc 2020. Data on sortal classifiers and morphosyntactic plural markers (800 datapoints). Contribution to the Cross-Linguistic Data Formats (CLDF) datasets. (Available online at

  2. Tang, Marc. 2019. Recordings of wordlists, narratives, and dialogues for the gallo-romance varieties of Luchapt (20 hours). Contribution to the ANR project Les parlers du Croissant. (Available online at

  3. Tang, Marc. 2017. Annotated bibliography focusing on nominal classification (73 entries). Contribution to Harald, Hammarström, Robert Forkel and Martin Haspelmath. Glottolog. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. (Available online at

  4. Tang, Marc. 2016. Data on nominal classification for Indo-European, Niger-Congo, Austronesian, and Arawak languages (600 datapoints). Contribution to the classifier database of the NCCU syntax lab. (Restricted access at os-h/g.html).