English Modality in Context: Diachronic Perspectives

English Modality in Context: Diachronic Perspectives

by David Hart
     
 

This volume presents a collection of papers which consider the phenomenon of modality in the context of English historical linguistics, in particular as a consequence of changes taking place at the beginning of the Early Modern period. The contributions, representing post-Lightfoot thinking, consider semantic and pragmatic approaches to the question in a generally

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This volume presents a collection of papers which consider the phenomenon of modality in the context of English historical linguistics, in particular as a consequence of changes taking place at the beginning of the Early Modern period. The contributions, representing post-Lightfoot thinking, consider semantic and pragmatic approaches to the question in a generally corpus-based approach. It is essentially a review of modal forms in use, whether they be central or marginal verbal forms or the non-verbal forms which are available in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039100460
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Linguistic Insights Ser.
Pages:
261

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