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The article discusses the aspects of interaction of categories of intensity and evaluation. Evaluative adverbs which are used in the context as various features intensifiers are analyzed. Mechanisms of formation of seme intensity in the structure of lexical meaning of adverbs are studied and the characteristics of their semantics are analyzed. The article reveals specificity of usage as intensifiers of generally evaluative adverbs and adverbs with the semantics of ethical evaluation, there are defined the regularity in lexical compatibility of considered adverbs. There is a trend towards loss of quality semantics for estimated adverbs.

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O. A. Usacheva

Samara National Research University

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