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Title Modality in English : theory and description / edited by Raphael Salkie, Pierre Busuttil, Johan van der Auwera
Published Berlin ; New York : M. de Gruyter, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 384 pages) : illustrations
Series Topics in English linguistics, 1434-3452 ; 58
Topics in English linguistics ; 58
Summary This volume presents two kinds of studies on English modality. On the one hand, there are strongly empirical, corpus-based studies of individual uses of English modal auxiliaries and modal constructions, such as may in interrogatives, might in concessive clauses, shall and may vs must in legal English, the use of surprised if and surprising if constructions, the use and history of adhortative constructions, or the modal-aspectual use of come to in I came to realize that X. The book also contains work that presents new views on some of the classical issues, like the relations between modality an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject English language -- Modality.
Modality (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Auwera, Johan van der.
Busuttil, Pierre.
Salkie, Raphael.
LC no. 2009017662
ISBN 1282296515
3110213338 (electronic bk.)
9783110213331 (electronic bk.)