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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.

Event details of The grammaticalisation of quantifiers
Date 1 November 2013
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel

S. Pauw: Size Matters. Grounding Quantifiers in Spatial Perception.


Prof. F.J.M.M. Veltman


Prof. L.L. Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

This event will be open to the public.