Two kinds of modified numerals

Rick Nouwen

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In this article, I show that there are two kinds of numeral modifiers: (Class A) those that express the comparison of a certain cardinality with the value expressed by the numeral and (Class B) those that express a bound on a degree property. The goal is, first of all, to provide empirical evidence for this claim and second to account for these data within a framework that treats modified numerals as degree quantifiers.

doi:10.3765/sp.3.3

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modified numerals, scalar quantification, modality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.3.3

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ISSN: 1937-8912

Journal doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp