[Lingtyp] types of quantification
christian.lehmann at uni-erfurt.de
Fri Mar 4 11:35:09 UTC 2022
In some languages, numerals have the same distribution as quantifiers
like 'some' or 'many'. From a functional point of view, too, for
instance in view of the approximative numerals discussed last week, it
makes sense to subsume the use of numerals under quantification. Then
one might subdivide the field of quantification roughly as follows:
1. Numeral quantification: 'one', 'two' ...
2. Non-numeral quantification
1. Universal: 'all', 'every'
2. Existential: 'some'
3. Sizing: 'many', 'several', '(a) few', ....
* Has anything concerning such a classification been published which I
* To the extent that the above is reasonable: Any suggestions for a
Prof. em. Dr. Christian Lehmann
E-Post: christianw_lehmann at arcor.de
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