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Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0378-4177
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9978
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Abstract

While the adverb nemwu, roughly equivalent to the intensifier too in English, has been considered an adverb that intensifies gradable predicates in excess, thereby provoking a negative interpretation, it can also be used to emphasize a positive evaluation in online subjective texts. Moreover, even in the sentences conveying a negative evaluation, only some of the occurrences of nemwu are used as a polarity reversing valence shifter. This paper proposes a novel dichotomy for the usages of nemwu, consisting of ‘Intensifying Adverbs’ (IAs) and ‘Opinion Introducers’ (OIs), and examines the necessary contexts for determining the function of the adverb.
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2014-01-01
2019-09-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): evaluation , intensifying adverb , negation , opinion classification , opinion introducer and polarity
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