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Studies on English Modality PDF
Author: Frank Robert Palmer
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2009
Size: 54.42 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Studies On English Modality

Book by Frank Robert Palmer, Studies On English Modality Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Studies On English Modality books, Inspired by Frank Palmer's work, this book addresses a set of specific topics pertaining to the description of modality in English and places them in a broader context. A number of more general theoretical and typological matters are also raised, which bear upon the theory of syntax, semantics and pragmatics and their interfaces. The methodology adopted is mostly functional-typological, though some reference is made to various theoretical frameworks, ranging from cognitive linguistics to parametric variation. Modal meanings are seen to extend beyond particular lexical and grammatical exponents, through sentential semantics and into actual contexts of use. At the same time, the study of modality seems to challenge commonly held views on the relationship between different levels of linguistic analysis. Other languages discussed include Brazilian Portuguese, Classical and Modern Greek and Spanish.




[PDF] Modality In English Download

Modality in English PDF
Author: Raphael Salkie
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2009
Size: 18.20 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Modality In English

Book by Raphael Salkie, Modality In English Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modality In English books, This volume presents strongly empirical, corpus-based studies of a range of English modal auxiliaries and modal constructions in specific uses. It also approaches some of the classic issues in the field of modality from new perspectives, notably that of the Theory of Enunciative Operations developed by the French linguist Antoine Culioli and his colleagues. "




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Thinking Modally PDF
Author: Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Size: 42.66 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 485
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Thinking Modally

Book by Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla, Thinking Modally Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Thinking Modally books, This volume brings together a selection of the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Modality in English, held in Madrid on 9–11 September 2010. The book is divided into two parts, with the first encompassing contributions focusing on the notions of modality, evidentiality and temporality, and the second those that explore modality and its connection with stance and evaluation in specific genres and discourse domains.




[PDF] English Modality In Perspective Download

English Modality in Perspective PDF
Author: Roberta Facchinetti
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Size: 80.18 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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English Modality In Perspective

Book by Roberta Facchinetti, English Modality In Perspective Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download English Modality In Perspective books, The analysis and theoretical description of modality may be grammar-centred, semantic- or pragmatic-oriented, and may refer to the content of the linguistic act, or to the contextual situation, or again to the interlocutors of the speech act itself. Such approaches are only some of the multiple perspectives - each one complementing the other - from which the kaleidoscopic modal system can be studied. The editors of this collection of papers bear all these perspectives in mind and focus their attention on specialized genres, on the one hand, and on the similarities to and differences from a few English modal expressions that are found in other languages, on the other. All the papers in this volume exhibit an interesting balance between theory and practice, in so much as they all make use of computerized linguistic corpora in order to test, confirm or disclaim previously illustrated theories or intuitions, or to provide ground for new hypotheses.




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On Modality in English PDF
Author: Lars Hermeren
Publisher:
Release Date: 1978
Size: 67.24 MB
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Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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[PDF] Modality In Contemporary English Download

Modality in Contemporary English PDF
Author: Roberta Facchinetti
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Size: 11.85 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 412
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Modality In Contemporary English

Book by Roberta Facchinetti, Modality In Contemporary English Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modality In Contemporary English books, This book offers original theoretical accounts and a wealth of descriptive information concerning modality in present-day English. At the same time, it provides fresh impetus to more general linguistic issues such as grammaticalization, colloquialization, or the interplay between sociolinguistic and syntactic constraints. The articles fall into four sections: (a) the semantics and pragmatics of core modal verbs; (b) the status of emerging modal items; (c) stylistic variation and change; (d) sociolinguistic variation and syntactic models. The book is of considerable value to students and teachers of English and Linguistics at undergraduate and graduate level worldwide.




[PDF] Adverbs And Modality In English Download

Adverbs and Modality in English PDF
Author: Leo Hoye
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Size: 12.86 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Adverbs And Modality In English

Book by Leo Hoye, Adverbs And Modality In English Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Adverbs And Modality In English books, This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature of their association with different categories of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously complex but the present work offers an accessible introduction to the topic, a comprehensive account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal system. The descriptive framework draws fresh insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches to the study of language and communication, and from recent work in corpus linguistics. The book includes contrastive reference to the expression of modality in Spanish and a discussion of modality in such applied contexts as language teaching. A major feature is its reliance on authentic spoken and written language data. The study is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, English language, communications studies and related disciplines.




[PDF] The Semantic Field Of Modal Certainty Download

The Semantic Field of Modal Certainty PDF
Author: Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Size: 70.41 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 405
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The Semantic Field Of Modal Certainty

Book by Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen, The Semantic Field Of Modal Certainty Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Semantic Field Of Modal Certainty books, In spite of the vast literature on modality in English, very little research has been done on modal adverbs as a group. While there are studies of individual adverbs, the semantic and pragmatic relations between them have been left largely unexplored. This book takes a close look at the whole field of modal certainty as expressed by adverbs in English. On the basis of corpus data the most frequent adverbs of certainty, including certainly, indeed, and no doubt, are examined from the point of view of their syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics. The corpus used is the International Corpus of English - Great Britain, supplemented by data from other present-day English corpora, and questionnaires testing native speakers' intuitions on fine-grained similarities and differences between closely related adverbs. The methodology also includes the study of cross-linguistic equivalents as indicators of semantic-pragmatic relations between adverbs. Translation corpora yield correspondences in Swedish, Dutch, French and German. A detailed study of those correspondences adds useful information for setting up a semantic-pragmatic profile of each adverb, showing where their meanings overlap and where the boundaries are. The concept of semantic maps is relied on for plotting these relations. The book not only provides a thorough empirical study of English adverbs expressing certainty, it also contributes to a better theoretical understanding of the complexity of modal certainty, how it is related to speakers' goals and to other semantic areas. It is the first in-depth study of this kind, combining rich information on English as well as opening up perspectives for further empirical and theoretical research into modality.




[PDF] Modality In English And Chinese Download

Modality in English and Chinese PDF
Author: Renzhi Li
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Release Date: 2004
Size: 64.75 MB
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Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 372
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Modality In English And Chinese

Book by Renzhi Li, Modality In English And Chinese Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modality In English And Chinese books, Modality is a grammatical, or semantic-grammatical, category. It is an important component of human languages. This is at least the case in most European languages. To what extent is it a near-universal? This thesis is to contribute to the question. It focuses on modal verbs in English and Chinese, two genetically and geographically unrelated languages, and analyzes what these two languages have in common and how they differ in their systems of modality. To achieve the aim, the thesis adopts the theoretical framework proposed by van der Auwera (1996, 1998 with Plungian, 2001) for the typological study of modality. Its language-specific descriptions involve the morphosyntactic features, notional functions, modal logic, and diachronic development. With these descriptions, it constructs a cross-linguistic database in a uniform, parallel structure. Then on the basis of this database, it deals with the cross-linguistic issues about modality in English and Chinese. Like many of the studies in this area, this research makes use of the well-sampled data in the relevant literature, thereby assuring the same degree of representativeness. When the data do not meet this need, it resorts to computer-based corpora. In the diachronic study of Chinese modality, quantitative analysis is adopted in proposing a development path for the senses of a modal. English translation is given particular attention in the description of Chinese modality and cross-linguistic analyses. One can only know one's own language only if one compares it with other languages. The present study is conducive to a better understanding of English and Chinese. It contributes not only to the investigation of language universals, but also to the study of human cognition and other linguistic or applied linguistic issues.




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Modality in Grammar and Discourse PDF
Author: Joan L. Bybee
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Size: 22.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 575
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Modality In Grammar And Discourse

Book by Joan L. Bybee, Modality In Grammar And Discourse Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modality In Grammar And Discourse books, This volume brings together a collection of 18 papers that look into the expression of modality in the grammars of natural languages, with an emphasis on its manifestations in naturally occurring discourse. Though the individual contributions reflect a diversity of languages, of synchronic and diachronic foci, and of theoretical orientations — all within the broad domain of functional linguistics — they nonetheless converge around a number of key issues: the relationship between 'mood' and 'modality'; the delineation of modal categories and their nomenclature; the grounding of modality in interactive discourse; the elusive category 'irrealis'; and the relationship of modal notions and categories to other categories of grammar.




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