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A corpus-based study of Amplifiers in American English A study of the differences between amplifiers most frequently used in the different registers in the Corpus of Contemporary American English


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Title: A corpus-based study of Amplifiers in American English A study of the differences between amplifiers most frequently used in the different registers in the Corpus of Contemporary American English
Authors: Alshaar, Arwa
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2017
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: Magisteruppsats Engelska
SPL 2017-056
Keywords: Corpus linguistics
adverbs
amplifiers
boosters
Abstract: Abstract: This study aims at exploring the most frequently used amplifiers in American English by using the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). The focus is to investigate amplifiers with regard to two contextual factors known to affect the use of amplifiers: amplifier type (both maximizers and boosters) and amplifiers used to intensify adjectives as it has been shown by several studies that most amplifiers are used with adjectival heads. The sociolinguistic variable tested in t... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/54058
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