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Expressive intensifier

Daniel Gutzmann

in The Grammar of Expressivity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Expressive intensifiers (EIs) are a special class of degree expressions found in informal variants of German. They are distinguished from ordinary degree intensifiers like ‘very’ by several special ... More


The limiting theory

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers how the compositional theory argued for in the preceding chapters might apply to a variety of additional cases where a lexical, degree-theoretic semantics has been proposed. ... More


Extensions of the evaluativity implicature

Jessica Rett

in The Semantics of Evaluativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199602476
eISBN:
9780191779756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602476.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter explores extensions of the claim that evaluativity is an implicature outside of the canonical data set. The first section parallels claims in Rett (2008) that a cross-linguistic ... More


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