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ERIC Number: EJ643231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Fairly Pretty or Pretty Fair? On the Development and Grammaticalization of English Downtowners.
Nevalainen, Terttu; Rissanen, Matti
Language Sciences, v24 n3-4 p359-80 May-Jul 2002
Discuses the adverbialization of two roughly synonymous present-day English intensifiers, "pretty" and "fairly." Based on electronic corpora, a quantitative analysis of their long-term history is provided using the framework of adverb functions proposed by Quirk et al (1995). (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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