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Modality in Contemporary English

Author: Roberta Facchinetti; Manfred Krug; Frank Palmer
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2012] ©2003
Series: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL], 44
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers original theoretical accounts and a wealth of descriptive information concerning modality in present-day English. At the same time, it provides fresh impetus to more general linguistic issues such as grammaticalization, colloquialization, or the interplay between sociolinguistic and syntactic constraints. The articles fall into four sections: (a) the semantics and pragmatics of core modal verbs; (b)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Facchinetti; Manfred Krug; Frank Palmer
ISBN: 3110895331 9783110895339
OCLC Number: 1013955535
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (412 pages) : illustrations and tables
Contents: Frontmatter --
Preface --
Contents --
Modality in English: Theoretical, descriptive and typological issues --
The semantics and pragmatics of core modal verbs --
Irrealis, past time reference and modality --
Modal auxiliary constructions, ??? and interrogatives --
A pragmatic analysis of the epistemic would construction in English --
Towards a contextual micro-analysis of the non-equivalence of might and could --
The status of emerging modal items --
On two distinct uses of go as a conjoined marker of evaluative modality --
Had better and might as well·. On the margins of modality? --
What you and I want: A functional approach to verb complementation of modal WANT TO --
Between epistemic modality and degree: The case of really --
Stylistic variation and change --
Modality on the move: The English modal auxiliaries 1961-1992 --
Changes in the modals and semi-modals of strong obligation and epistemic necessity in recent British English --
Shall and will in contemporary English: A comparison with past uses --
Pragmatic and sociological constraints on the functions of may in contemporary British English --
Sociolinguistic variation and syntactic models --
The role of epistemic modality in women's talk --
Double modals in the southern United States: Syntactic structure or syntactic structures? --
Modal verbs in Tyneside English: Evidence for (socio)linguistic theory --
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Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL], 44
Responsibility: Roberta Facchinetti, Frank Palmer, Manfred Krug.

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