Number sense and quantifier interpretation

Topoi 26 (1):51--62 (2007)
We consider connections between number sense—the ability to judge number—and the interpretation of natural language quantifiers. In particular, we present empirical evidence concerning the neuroanatomical underpinnings of number sense and quantifier interpretation. We show, further, that impairment of number sense in patients can result in the impairment of the ability to interpret sentences containing quantifiers. This result demonstrates that number sense supports some aspects of the language faculty.
Keywords generalized   quantifiers
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-006-9008-2
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Stanislas Dehaene (1999). The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics. British Journal of Educational Studies 47 (2):201-203.

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