Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018)

Amplifiers in International Journal Articles Ten Years on and Now

Authors
Almira Fidela Artha
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Almira Fidela Artha
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/klua-18.2018.45How to use a DOI?
Keywords
amplifier/intensifier adverb, four-science disciplines, international journal articles
Abstract

In the last ten years on, amplifier in academic prose has been formulated by Biber et. al (1999). This study tends to compare amplifier by Biber et. al (1999) with current circumstance in international journal articles. This study used a corpus taken from 400-journal articles published by Elsevier across science disciplines i.e., social sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences. The finding exclusively shows that the academic prose specifically in the international journal article usually uses so, very, highly, strongly, clearly, fully, potentially, statistically, too, quite, completely, entirely and extremely as a vehicle to influence reader’s reception. In contrast, in the last ten years, Biber et al. (1999) argue that the most common amplifiers in academic prose are very, so, too, extremely, highly, completely, entirely, and fully. According to those findings, it can be summarized that language is fluid, and amplifier adverb is slightly shifted from ten years on to current years. Moreover, these results are also expected to assist students, and teachers to be able influencing reader's perception by using amplifiers in their academic writing.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-547-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/klua-18.2018.45How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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