Publication details [#4917]

Hörmann, Hans. 1983. The calculating listener, or: How many are 'einige', 'mehere' and 'ein paar' (some, several, and a few)? In Bäuerle, Rainer, Christoph Schwarze and Arnim Von Stechow, eds. Meaning, use, and interpretation of language. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 221–234.
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Language as a subject


Some general reflections on the process of understanding, and a report on a number of inquiries on the phenomenon of 'implicit' quantification by way of indefinite quantifiers, the understanding of which seems to lead to rather definite quantification, but with variable value depending on the object.