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Facets of Linguistics

Proceedings of the 14 th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2013 in Halle an der Saale


Edited By Anne Ammermann, Alexander Brock, Jana Pflaeging and Peter Schildhauer

This volume aims to represent the breadth and depth of current linguistic research of predominantly young linguists and thus to produce a snapshot of topical linguistic issues and trends. Therefore, it presents papers from systemic linguistics next to ones on text linguistics, sociolinguistics and the didactics of language. The volume is based on talks given at the 14 th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2013 in Halle an der Saale. The book contains 14 contributions in English, and three in German.
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Amplifiers in Native and Non-Native Speaker Language Performance


Tobias Gärtner


Amplifiers are used differently by native and non-native speakers of English. My quantitative corpus study has shown that, at a first glance, the frequency of amplifiers is higher in non-native than in native-speaker language performance. Yet, at a second glance, this observation has to be relativised. The analysis reveals a non-uniform picture with some amplifiers being over-used in some sub-corpora while under-used in others.

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