Is it "great" enough? : a corpus-based study of "great" and its near synonyms

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dc.contributor.advisor Riddle, Elizabeth M.
dc.contributor.author Cai, Jiutian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T14:34:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T14:34:19Z
dc.date.created 2012-07-21
dc.date.issued 2012-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196187
dc.description.abstract This is a corpus-based study of differences in meaning and uses of seven near-synonymous adjectives: awesome, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, great, terrific, and wonderful. Their frequencies show different distribution patterns across genres and periods. By analyzing collocations of the seven near synonyms with each other, with adverbs, and with nouns, differences in meaning of the seven near synonyms are identified in detailed contexts. These findings are correspondent to previous research on synonyms, and are applicable in language teaching. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Adjective
dc.subject.lcsh Corpora (Linguistics)
dc.title Is it "great" enough? : a corpus-based study of "great" and its near synonyms en_US
dc.title.alternative Is it "great" enough? : a corpus-based study of "great" and its near synonyms
dc.title.alternative Is it "great" enough? : a corpus-based study of "great" and its near snonyms
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1683509


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