What is it about?
This special issue of Acta Linguistica Academica: An International Journal of Linguistics (previously published as Acta Linguistica Hungarica) is a collection of selected contributions providing new theoretical and psycholinguistic insights into number, quantification, and eventualities in a broad sense. Most of the papers in this volume were presented at the international conference “Psycholinguistic Investigations into Number and Quantification in Natural Language” organized at the University of Wrocław in August 2016 as part of the research project on the same subject, funded by the National Science Centre, Poland (grant no. 2013/09/B/HS2/02763). The remaining contributions were selected externally.
Why is it important?
Expressing quantity has long been a subject of interest for logicians (dating back to Aristotle) and linguists interested in the formal means by which natural language allows the user to talk about and interpret number and quantification in the nominal and verbal domain. For the last couple of decades, the processing of language has been studied by psycholinguists, who have started to use techniques previously reserved for psychology and neurocognitive studies to understand how linguistic knowledge is organized in the brain and how it interacts with other cognitive modules, such as vision and numerical perception/computation.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr hab. Joanna Błaszczak