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Modality : Studies in Form and Function.

Author: Alex Klinge; Henrik Hoeg Muller
Publisher: London : Equinox Pub., 2005.
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Modality: Studies in Form and Function reflects the diversity of theoretical frameworks and the heterogeneity of linguistic phenomena under the general heading of modality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Klinge, Alex.
Modality : Studies in Form and Function.
London : Equinox Publishing Ltd, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Klinge; Henrik Hoeg Muller
ISBN: 9781845535612 1845535618
OCLC Number: 773564435
Notes: Abbreviations.
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; Modality: intrigue and inspiration; Note; References; Chapter 1; 1 Introduction; 2 Defining modality-cum-modal subcategories; 3 Arguments for a 'supercategory' of modality; 4 Modal notions in the context of the system of qualifications of states of affairs; 5 Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 2; 1 Introduction; 2 Modality as tonality; 3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3; 1 Introduction; 2 The term modality; 3 The meaning domain of modality; 4 The concept of force-dynamic potential. 5 Force-dynamic potential and the distinction between modality and evidentiality6 Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 4; 1 Introduction; 2 The concept of a modal factor; 3 Content form; 4 Subjectivity and modal factors; 5 Modal verbs; 6 Types of inflexional mood; 7 Sentence adverbials and modal factors; 8 Modal factors and the clause as a layered system; Notes; References; Chapter 5; 1 Modality and modalisation from the perspective of communicative needs; 2 Discourse modalisation; 3 Empirical data: accounts in semi-structured interviews. 4 Modalisation of propositional content: signalling degree of generalisation in categorising statements5 Modalisation of illocutionary force: signalling trustworthiness of statements; 6 Modalisation of interaction management: signalling degree of intersubjectivity; 7 Modalisation of own-speech management: signalling degree of formulation accuracy; 8 Concluding remarks; References; Chapter 6; 1 Object; 2 The forms; 3 Categoricality, factivity and potentiality; 4 Poder 'can/may'; 5 Deber 'must'; 6 Comparison of poder and deber. 7 Comparison of deber and tener que in a perspective of verification level8 Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 7; 1 Introduction: simple and compound verb forms; 2 Modal 'remoteness'; 3 The Italian Imperfetto; 4 The Italian Trapassato Prossimo; 5 Conclusion: (modal) remoteness and (con)text pragmatics; Notes; References; Chapter 8; 1 Preliminaries; 2 Morpho-syntax, grammaticalisation and tree climbing; 3 The grounds for exclusion; 4 The grounds for inclusion; 5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 9; 1 Preliminaries; 2 Combinatorial regularities and scope relations. 3 Categorial positions and scope relations in German verb chains4 Perspectives on grammaticalisation; 5 Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Chapter 10; 1 Introducing linguistic supertypes; 2 Short presentation of the grammatical systems of Russian, Danish and Bulgarian; 3 Mood and modality functions taken over by the determinant categories; 4 Conclusion; References; Chapter 11; 1 Introduction; 2 Standard Average European; 3 Modal polyfunctionality; 4 Modal polyfunctionality in Standard Average European; 5 How to lose modal polyfunctionality?; 6 Other evidence; Conclusion; Notes.

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Modality: Studies in Form and Function reflects the diversity of theoretical frameworks and the heterogeneity of linguistic phenomena under the general heading of modality.
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