Comparing children’s and adults’ interpretation of Italian indefinite quantifiers

@inproceedings{Montalto2010ComparingCA,
  title={Comparing children’s and adults’ interpretation of Italian indefinite quantifiers},
  author={Ruggero Montalto and Angeliek van Hout and Petra Hendriks},
  year={2010}
}
We investigate whether Italian native speakers and Italian children can order the quantifiers of their language on a magnitude scale. We look at three indefinite low-magnitude quantifiers (alcuni, pochi, qualche,'a few') and three indefinite high-magnitude quantifiers (molti, parecchi, tanti,'many'). Dictionaries suggest that these quantifiers refer to different magnitudes, which would not only justify their co-existence in the language, but should also make scalar ordering possible. In two… CONTINUE READING

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