Words like ‘many’ and ‘few’ have a dual nature: though traditionally analysed as quantifiers, they also behave like gradable adjectives. Simon Pauw explores the hypothesis that this grammaticalisation path might be the result of the cognitive relationship between size and number. In doing so, he uses evolutionary language games.
S. Pauw: Size Matters. Grounding Quantifiers in Spatial Perception.
Prof. F.J.M.M. Veltman
Prof. L.L. Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
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