Modals And Quasi-Modals In English.

Modals And Quasi-Modals In English.

by Peter Collins
     
 

Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related ‘quasi-modals’ in English. The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change.See more details below

Overview

Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related ‘quasi-modals’ in English. The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. The selection of the parallel corpora used, representing British, American and Australian English, was designed to facilitate the exploration of both regional and stylistic variation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042025325
Publisher:
Brill/Rodopi
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Theoretical preliminaries
Necessity and obligation
Possibility, permission and ability
Prediction and volition
Conclusion

Appendix
References
Index

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