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Title Modality in grammar and discourse / edited by Joan Bybee, Suzanne Fleischman
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1995


Description 1 online resource (viii, 575 pages) : illustrations
Series Typological studies in language, 0167-7373 ; v. 32
Typological studies in language ; v. 32. 0167-7373
Contents I. Agent-Oriented and Epistemic Modality. Agent-Oriented vs. Epistemic Modality: Some Observations on German Modals / Bernd Heine. The Expression of Root and Epistemic Possibility in English / Jennifer Coates. Contextuel Conditions for the Interpretation of poder and deber in Spanish / Carmen Silva-Corvalan. The Obligation Modality in Western Nilotic Languages / Edith Bavin. The Gestural Expression of Modality in ASL / Sherman Wilcox and Phyllis Wilcox -- II. The Interactional Basis of Modality. The Development of Epistemic Sentence-ending Modal Forms and Functions in Korean Children / Soonja Choi. The Interactional Basis of the Mandarin Modal neng 'can' / Jiansheng Guo. The Discourse and Interactive Functions of Obligation Expressions / John Myhill and Laura A. Smith. Apprehensional Epistemics / Frantisek Lichtenberk. Moods and MetaMessages: Alienation as a Mood / John Haiman
III. Irrealis Modality and Subjunctive. The Realis-Irrealis Distinction in Caddo, the Northern Iroquoian Languages, and English / Wallace Chafe. On the Relativity of Irreality / Marianne Mithun. The Grammaticalization of Irrealis in Tok Pisin / Suzanne Romaine. The Evaluative Function of the Spanish Subjunctive / Patricia V. Lunn -- IV. Modality and Other Categories of Grammar. Negation and the Modals of Possibility and Necessity / Frank Palmer. A Functional Theory of Complementizers / Zygmunt Frajzyngier. The Semantic Development of Past Tense Modals in English / John Bybee. Imperfective and Irrealis / Suzanne Fleischman
Summary "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."--Jacket
Analysis Modality (Linguistics) -- Congresses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood -- Congresses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Modality (Linguistics) -- Congresses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood -- Congresses
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood
Modality (Linguistics)
Modi (taalkunde)
Modalité (linguistique) -- Congrès.
Modes (linguistique) -- Congrès.
Gramàtica comparada i general -- Verb.
Modalitat (Lingüística)
Modality (Linguistics) -- Congresses.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Bybee, Joan L
Fleischman, Suzanne
ISBN 9789027285720