Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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In Ancient Greek, the prototypical intensifier is the demonstrative pronoun autós, whose intensive (or emphatic) function has been widely recognized already in the traditional literature. Recent research, carried out within the functional framework, shows that the Greek intensifier can be analyzed on the basis of new insights of the typological literature. From this perspective, intensifiers have been accounte…

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Egle Mocciaro, “Intensifiers”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000036>
First published online: 2013

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