Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Feb 13 15:37:56 UTC 2000

"... and just too very very, to ever be in Webster's dictionary. And so ..."

Surely there is an old AS piece on duplication of intensifiers (with the
pragmatic setting so well-defined that the implied object of
intensification is understood. If not, somebody should get on it. Then we
could find out if "rather rather," "really really," "so so" (no "so-so"),
etc. have occurred.


Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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