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Form: semantically significant form variation of a word

Values: Emp

This is a morphological feature that marks a usually non-paradigmatic, and possibly not even standardised, variation in the form of a word which also determines a change in its meaning or use, or which is itself determined by a particular syntactic context.

Emp: emphatic form of a word

This value is marked for words which appear in an expanded, emphatic form with respect to some “more basic” form or that otherwise incorporate common emphatic elements, and that can be no longer analyzed as compounds if they ever were one.

In Latin, this phenomenon is particularly common, and limited, to functional words with a discoursive role (usually labelled as particles) and words in relational and deictic classes like pronouns and determiners. Strategies to mark emphasis are often specific to given word subclasses, like personal pronouns, and can often be traced back to demonstrative/pronominal/conjunctional or interjective elements.

Emphasis differs from degree in that it does not scale a quality or property, but it rather singles out an element in the clause and highlights or focuses it (so this feature can appear in conjunction with the relation advmod:emph) or otherwise strengthens it by extending its scope.


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