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Intensification, Gradability and Social Perception : The Case of totally

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BELTRAMA, Andrea, 2018. Intensification, Gradability and Social Perception : The Case of totally. In: CASTROVIEJO, Elena, ed. and others. The semantics of gradability, vagueness, and scale structure : experimental perspectives. Cham:Springer, pp. 169-197. ISBN 978-3-319-77790-0. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77791-7_7

@incollection{Beltrama2018-06-21Inten-44174, title={Intensification, Gradability and Social Perception : The Case of totally}, year={2018}, doi={10.1007/978-3-319-77791-7_7}, number={4}, isbn={978-3-319-77790-0}, address={Cham}, publisher={Springer}, series={Language, Cognition, and Mind}, booktitle={The semantics of gradability, vagueness, and scale structure : experimental perspectives}, pages={169--197}, editor={Castroviejo, Elena}, author={Beltrama, Andrea} }

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