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Modality in Germanic languages : historical and comparative perspectives

Author: Toril Swan; Olaf Jansen Westvik
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1997, ©1996.
Series: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 99.
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This volume contains papers from the 1993 International Symposium of Linguistics, held in Tromso. The papers represent a wide interpretation of the term modality, including discourse modality,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swan, Toril.
Modality in Germanic languages.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1997, ©1996
(DLC) 96036896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toril Swan; Olaf Jansen Westvik
ISBN: 9783110889932 3110889935
OCLC Number: 815506983
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 319 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Preface""; ""I think � an English modal particle""; ""Dimensions of epistemicity in English, German, and Norwegian conditionals""; ""The modal particle schon: Its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics""; ""Negation and modality in the Germanic languages""; ""Expressive sentence types � a contradiction in terms. The case of exclamation""; ""Subjectification and the development of epistemic meaning: The case of promise and threaten""; ""On the use of brauchen versus m�ssen""; ""Some central pragmatic functions of the Norwegian particles altså and nemlig""
Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 99.
Responsibility: edited by Toril Swan, Olaf Jansen Westvik.

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