Amplifiers in International Journal Articles Ten Years on and Now
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- amplifier/intensifier adverb, four-science disciplines, international journal articles
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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TY - CONF AU - Almira Fidela Artha PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Amplifiers in International Journal Articles Ten Years on and Now BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 301 EP - 304 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/klua-18.2018.45 DO - 10.2991/klua-18.2018.45 ID - Artha2018/07 ER -