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Exploring intensification : synchronic, diachronic and cross-linguistic perspectives

Author: Maria Napoli; Miriam Ravetto
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
Series: Studies in Language Companion Ser.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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International Conference on Intensity, intensification and Intensifying Modification across Languages (2015 : University of Eastern Piedmont).
Exploring intensification.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
(DLC) 2017025559
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Napoli; Miriam Ravetto
ISBN: 9789027265128 9027265127
OCLC Number: 1006425495
Notes: Based on papers presented at the International Conference on Intensity, intensification and Intensifying Modification across Languages, organized by Maria Napoli and Miriam Ravetto and held at the University of Eastern Piedmont (Vercelli, Italy) from November 5th to November 6th, 2015.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Exploring Intensification --
Editorial page --
Title page --
LCC data --
Table of contents --
New insights on intensification and intensifiers --
References --
Part I. The category of intensification --
Chapter 1. The comparative basis of intensification --
1. Introduction --
2. Demonstratives and (interrogative) exclamatives as exophoric expressions of comparison --
3. Comparison and comparatives: Standard not given in external situation --
Parameter D: Number of dimensions: (n â#x89;Þ 1) --
4. Comparison as basis for intensification and intensifiers 5. Subjectivity6. Measurement as comparison --
7. Summary and conclusion --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Author queries --
Chapter 2. Intensification and focusing: The case of pure(ly) and mere(ly) --
1. Introduction --
2. Intensification and focusing: A preliminary demarcation --
3. Pure(ly) and mere(ly): A case study of intensification and focusing --
3.1 Descriptive modification --
3.2 Intensification --
3.3 Focusing --
4. Intensification vs. focusing --
4.1 Scalarity --
4.2 Subjectivity and intersubjectivity 4.3 Diachrony of intensification and focusing5. Conclusions --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Corpora --
Appendix --
Author queries --
Chapter 3. Intensification processes in Italian: A survey --
1. Intensification as evaluative morphology --
2. The data --
2.1 A short state of the art --
2.2 Italian intensive constructions --
3. An intensification cline? --
3.1 Multiple intensification --
3.2 Synonymous intensifiers --
4. Conclusions --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Appendix --
Author queries Chapter 4. Noun classification in Kiswahili: Linguistic strategies to intensify or to reduce1. Introduction --
2. Noun class system in Kiswahili --
3. Noun classes in Kiswahili: Are they semantic or arbitrary? --
3.1 The point of view of the scholars --
3.2 The weight of diachrony --
4. Evaluation from inflection towards derivation --
4.1 Inflection or derivation? --
5. The morpheme ( --
)ji- from class prefix to evaluation marker --
5.1 ji- as cl. 5 prefix --
5.2 ji- as evaluation affix --
6. Diminutives --
6.1 ki-ji- --
7. Conclusions --
References Author queriesPart II. Strategies of intensification in ancient languages: Hittite, Greek and Latin --
Chapter 5. Intensification and intensifying modification in Hittite --
1. Introduction --
2. The Hittite language --
3. Morphological strategies of intensification --
3.1 Reduplication --
3.2 Deverbative suffixes --
3.3 The element hanti- --
4. Lexical strategies of intensification --
4.1 Degree of adjectives --
4.2 The particle â#x80;#x91;pat --
4.3 Repetition and other phenomena of intensification --
5. Conclusions --
Acknowledgements --
References
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Ser.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Napoli, Miriam Ravetto.

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