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Fri Apr 14 2006

Qs: Double Comparatives in English

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        1.    Gloria Capelli, Double Comparatives in English


Message 1: Double Comparatives in English
Date: 14-Apr-2006
From: Gloria Capelli <newslettersGLORIACAPPELLI.IT>
Subject: Double Comparatives in English


Dear all,

I am interested in double comparatives in Present Day English. In
particular, I am interested in the influence of the new media: do you think
they could reintroduce double comparatives into English or, at least, make
them sound ''less horrible''? They seem quite frequent in forums and blogs.

Do you know of any work on this or similar topics dealing with double
comparatives in present day English?

Thank you all for your help!

Gloria Cappelli
(University of Pisa)

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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