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A corpus-based account of the development of English such and Dutch zulk: Identification, intensification and (inter)subjectification
On the basis of synchronic English language material, Bolinger (1972) has put forward the hypothesis that intensifying meanings or "degree words" often develop from identifying expressions. This paper will empirically test Bolinger's hypothesis by means of in-depth diachronic study of the development of suchone of Bolinger's central examples -and of its Dutch cognate zulk in h istorical text corpora. To this aim, a detailed cognitive-functional account will first be provided of the (differencesdoi:10.1515/cogl.2011.028 fatcat:b3u3nl2l5vcz5jzpcwlfxbv22e