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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.
Series: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 99.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toril Swan; Olaf Jansen Westvik
ISBN: 3110143348 9783110143348
OCLC Number: 123269728
Description: vi, 319 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I think - an English modal particle, Karin Aijmer; Dimensions of epistemicity in English, German, and Norwegian conditionals, Oddleif Leirbukt; The modal particle 'schon' - its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, Elisabet Ormelius-Sandblom; Negation and modality in the Germanic languages, Frank R. Palmer; Expressive sentence types - a contradiction in terms - the case of exclamation, Inger Rosengren; Subjectification and the development of epistemic meaning - the case of promise and threaten, Elizabeth Closs Traugott; On the use of 'trauchen' versus 'mussen', Bjarne Ulvestad; Some central pragmatic functions of the Norwegian particles 'altsa' and 'nemlig', Ildiko Vasko, Thorstein Freheim; On narrative declarative 'VI-sentences' in German, Olaf Onnesdfors.
Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 99.
Responsibility: edited by Toril Swan, Olaf Jansen Westvik.

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