17.1129, Qs: Double Comparatives in English

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Subject: 17.1129, Qs: Double Comparatives in English

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Date: 14-Apr-2006
From: Gloria Capelli < newsletters at GLORIACAPPELLI.IT >
Subject: Double Comparatives in English 

	
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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:08:07
From: Gloria Capelli < newsletters at GLORIACAPPELLI.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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