2004
Volume 25, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171

Abstract

Abstract

The adjectives and can be used as adverbs of degree; they can also be used to express a negative-polar meaning in combination with a restricted number of verbs. In this squib, we will focus on the negative-polar and collocational properties of and by means of corpus data. is shown to be associated with futural clauses, often in combination with the verb ‘to forget’, while is associated with cognitive verbs, especially ‘to know’, ‘to understand’ and verstaan ‘to understand’.

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Keyword(s): adjuncts of degree; collocations; corpus; language change; polarity
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