I’m so sorry: Intensification in American English across time

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in SammelwerkenForschungbegutachtet

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I’m so sorry: Intensification in American English across time. / Barron, Anne.

Teaching English with corpora: A resource book. Hrsg. / Vander Viana. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB), 2023. S. 188-192 37.

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in SammelwerkenForschungbegutachtet

Harvard

Barron, A 2023, I’m so sorry: Intensification in American English across time. in V Viana (Hrsg.), Teaching English with corpora: A resource book., 37, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB), London, S. 188-192.

APA

Barron, A. (2023). I’m so sorry: Intensification in American English across time. in V. Viana (Hrsg.), Teaching English with corpora: A resource book (S. 188-192). [37] Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB).

Vancouver

Barron A. I’m so sorry: Intensification in American English across time. in Viana V, Hrsg., Teaching English with corpora: A resource book. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB). 2023. S. 188-192. 37

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