Article | Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy | <em>Prices go up, surge, jump, spike, skyrocket, go through the roof…</em> Intensifier Collocations with Parametric Nouns of Type PRICE
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Title:
Prices go up, surge, jump, spike, skyrocket, go through the roof… Intensifier Collocations with Parametric Nouns of Type PRICE
Author:
Jasmina Milićević: Department of French, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
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Year:
2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, UniversitĂ  di Pisa, Italy
Issue:
139
Article no.:
018
Pages:
145-153
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-09-13
ISBN:
978-91-7685-467-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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The paper looks into the expression of intensification with parametric nouns such as PRICE, COST, FEE, RATE, etc., focusing on collocations these nouns form with intensifying adjectives, inchoative and causative intensifying verbs and corresponding de-verbal nouns. Degrees of intensification possible with these nouns are discussed, as well as analytical vs. synthetic expression of intensification (a steep increase in prices ~ a spike in prices). Sample lexicalization rules are proposed—namely, rules that map semantic representations of intensifier collocations headed by nouns of this type to their deepsyntactic representations. The theoretical framework of the paper is Meaning-Text linguistic theory.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, UniversitĂ  di Pisa, Italy

Author:
Jasmina Milićević
Title:
Prices go up, surge, jump, spike, skyrocket, go through the roof… Intensifier Collocations with Parametric Nouns of Type PRICE
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Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, UniversitĂ  di Pisa, Italy

Author:
Jasmina Milićević
Title:
Prices go up, surge, jump, spike, skyrocket, go through the roof… Intensifier Collocations with Parametric Nouns of Type PRICE
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