• The Intensifiers this/that in Some Varieties of English 

      Calle-Martin, Javier; Lorente-Sánchez, Juan (2020-01-20)
      The intensifiers this/that acquired their adverbial status as a result of a grammaticalization process by means of which the deictic demonstratives became degree adverbs with the meaning of ‘to this/that extent, so much, ...