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How epistemic modifiers emerge

Author: Jakob Maché
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2019]
Series: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 292.
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Maché
ISBN: 9783110400564 3110400561
OCLC Number: 1062253053
Notes: Revised, updated version of the author's dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin, 2013--Acknowledgements.
Description: x, 586 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of Tables --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Aims --
Method --
Theoretical considerations --
Results in a nutshell --
Modal verbs : a class struggle --
Traditional criteria --
Morphological criteria --
Syntactic criteria --
Semantic criteria --
Conclusions --
Case studies --
Können --
Müssen --
Wollen --
Dürfen --
Dürfte --
Sollen --
Mögen --
Möchten --
Brauchen --
Werden --
Scheinen and dünken --
Drohen, versprechen and verheissen --
Summary --
The origin of the term Modalverb --
Early grammars : a morphological classification --
Karl Ferdinand Becker (1836) : From a morphological classification to a grammatical one --
Blatz (1896) --
George O. Curme --
Braune, Paul and Behaghel : the decline of the semantic motivation --
Gunnar Bech (1949) --
The Duden grammar --
Summary --
The nature of epistemic modality --
Types of modification --
Circumstantial modal verbs as event modifiers --
The case of can --
Ambiguities across categories --
Conditionals --
Causal clauses --
Causal wo-clauses --
Corrective uses of obwohl, wobei and wiewohl --
Contrastive während-clauses --
So lange-clauses --
Bevor-clauses --
Final damit-clauses --
Addressee-oriented free relative clauses --
Adverbial infinitives --
VP adverbs --
Locative modifiers --
Noch einmal --
Past operator --
Meta-communicative why --
Declarative questions --
Summary --
Ambiguities across languages --
Critical data --
Quantificational modal verbs --
Intensional subjects --
Veronika Ehrich's counter example --
Summary --
Twenty-one commandments for epistemic modality --
No infinitives --
No past participle --
No past tense --
Excluded from the scope of a counterfactual operator --
Excluded from nominalisations --
No verbless directional phrase complements --
No VP-anaphora --
No separation in wh-clefts --
May not bear sentence accent --
Excluded from the scope of negation --
Excluded from polarity questions --
Excluded from wh-questions --
Excluded from imperatives --
Excluded from optatives --
Excluded from complement clauses --
Excluded from event-related causal clauses --
Excluded from the antecedent of an event-related conditional --
Excluded from temporal clauses --
Excluded from restrictive relative clauses --
Excluded from the scope of a quantifier --
No assent, dissent --
Objective and subjective epistemic modality : a reassessment --
Lyon's original motivation --
Further advancements in the study of 'objective' epistemic modality --
The role of public evidence --
Objective epistemic modal verbs do not constitute a consistent class --
'Objective' modal verbs that are practical possibility or quantificational modal verbs --
'Objective' epistemic modal verbs that are 'subjective' --
Conclusions --
Summary --
Reportative and evidential modal operators --
Reportative wollen and sollen --
Infinitives --
Past participles --
Nominalisations --
Optatives --
Past tense --
Questions --
Event related conditional clauses --
Summary --
So-called 'evidentials' drohen, versprechen and scheinen --
Past participles --
Event related conditional clauses --
Past tense --
Summary --
Anchoring the deictic centre --
The speaker, the addressee and arguments --
Declarative speech acts --
Interrogative speech acts --
Complement clauses --
Reportative modal verbs --
Summary --
The deictic centre --
The modal source --
The Condition on Deictic Centres --
A subtle refinement --
A unified analysis for epistemic and reportative modality --
Hierarchy of Salience --
Operators which impose selectional restrictions --
Alternative analyses --
Summary --
On black magic : a diachronic explanation --
Epistemic modal verbs in Early New High German --
The Rule of Accommodation as a driving force of language change --
Summary --
Summary --
Primary sources --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 292.
Responsibility: Jakob Maché.

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