This study was inspired by the work of Bauer (2000) where this author presents an overview of the semantic categories commonly expressed by derivational morphology and ranks them as regards their cross-linguistic frequency. In a similar fashion, the current paper explores the domain of derived numerals, that is ordinal, multiplicative, distributive, collective and other words which are derived from a numeral base, typically from a cardinal numeral, as for instance in Modern Greek trís 'three' vs. trí-tos 'third', trí-plos 'triples', tri-áδa 'a group of three', apo tris 'three by three', 'three each', trís trís 'three by three' (Joseph and Philipaki-Warburton 1987: 206-9, Alexis Dimitriadis, p.c.). The purpose of this talk is to outline the crosslinguistic distribution of such derivations as well as to give a general description of the strategies used for the expression of derived numeral senses.
Other issues I discuss include the following (i) base of derivation for the derived numeral (ii) the specialization of the morphological strategy used for specific derivatives; (iii) an issue of theoretical and practical importance is what counts as derivation. Specifically, I draw attention to numeral derivatives in languages without classifiers, on the one hand, and on the other hand, to languages with productive classifier systems where one or several classifiers can be used for the formation of some of the series mentioned above.
Bauer, Laurie. 2000. What you can do with derivational morphology. In Morphology 2000: Selected Papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24-28 February 2000, eds. S. Bendjaballah, W. U. Dressler, O. E. Pfeiffer and M. D. Voeikova, 37-48. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Joseph, Brian D., and Philipaki-Warburton, Irene. 1987. Modern Greek. London: Croom Helm.