Children learn quantifiers in the same order no matter what their language is, study suggests

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 18:51 in Psychology & Sociology

We can assume that children learn to count starting with one and followed by the lists of numbers in ascending order of cardinality (one, two, three). But besides numbers, in languages there are more words that express quantity such as all, some, most, none, etc., the so-called quantifiers. It is a little more difficult imagining how children learn these expressions, whose meaning and use no one bothers to teach explicitly.

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