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


  • 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

  • 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

  • Tang, Marc. 2020. A simple introduction to programming and statistics with decision trees in R. Teaching Statistics, 1-5. (ERIH, ESCI, Nordic list) PDF

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Tang, Marc and One-Soon Her. (in press). Numeral base, numeral classifier, and noun: Word order harmonization. Language and Linguistics, 22(1). (SSCI, Nordic list) PDF

  • 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 


  • Tang, Marc and I-Ping Wan. 2020. 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. PDF


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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).