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ERIC Number: EJ873334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
On the Subjectivity of Intensifiers
Athanasiadou, Angeliki
Language Sciences, v29 n4 p554-565 Jul 2007
Intensification is a means of indexing the speakers' perspective. This paper attempts to show the semantic development of particular intensifiers following Langacker's framework of subjectivity. In this framework, the focus lies on the way the conceptualizer construes an event or a situation as an observer or as an experiencer with degrees of control over it. Although this is a synchronic description, it also reflects diachronic findings.
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Language: English
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