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Acquisition of quantifiers

Cross-linguistically similar order of acquisition of quantifiers have been found

A recently published article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with major constibution from BCLG presents the results from an investigation of acquisition of quantifiers across 31 different languages. We found a cross-linguistically similar order of acquisition of quantifiers, explicable in terms of four factors relating to their meaning and use. In addition, exploratory analyses reveal that languageand learner-specific factors, such as negative concord and gender, are significant predictors of variation

Katsos, N., Cummins, C., Ezeizabarrena, M.-J., Gavarró, A., Kraljevice, J., Kuvac, H., Gordana, Grohmann, K. K., Skordi, A., Jensen de López, K. Sundahl, L., van Hout, A., Hollebrandse, B., Overweg, J., Faber, M., van Koert, M., Smith, N., Vija, M.,Zupping, S., Kunnari, S., Morisseau, T., Rusieshvili, M., Yatsushiro, K., Fengler, A., Varlokosta, S., Konstantzou, K., Farby, S., Guasti, M. T., Vernice, M., Okabe, R., Isobe, M., Crosthwaite, P., Hong, Y., Balciuniene, I., Nizar, Y. M. A., Grech, H., Gatt, D., Cheong, W. N., Asbjørnsen, A., Torkildsen, J. v. K., Haman, E., Miekisz, A., Gagarin, N., Puzanova, J., Andelkovic, D., Savic, M.,Jošic, S., Slancová, D., Kapalková, S., Barberán, T.,Özge, D., Hassan, S.,Chan, C. Y. H., Okubo, T., van der Lely, H., Sauerland, U., & Noveck, I. (2016) Cross-linguistic patterns in the acquisition of quantifiers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, EE, s. 1-6. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1601341113