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Mood and Modality / Edition 2
     

Mood and Modality / Edition 2

by F. R. Palmer
 

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ISBN-10: 0521804795

ISBN-13: 9780521804790

Pub. Date: 05/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the publication of F. R. Palmer's Mood and Modality in 1986, when the topic of "modality" was fairly unfamiliar, there has been considerable interest in the subject as well as in grammatical typology in general. Modality is concerned with mood (subjunctive etc.) and with modal markers such as English modal verbs (can, may, must etc.) and is treated as a

Overview

Since the publication of F. R. Palmer's Mood and Modality in 1986, when the topic of "modality" was fairly unfamiliar, there has been considerable interest in the subject as well as in grammatical typology in general. Modality is concerned with mood (subjunctive etc.) and with modal markers such as English modal verbs (can, may, must etc.) and is treated as a single grammatical category found in most of the languages of the world. Palmer investigates this category, drawing on a wealth of examples from a wide variety of languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521804790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Note on the text; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Modal systems: propositional modality; 3. Modal systems: event modality; 4. Modal systems and modal verbs; 5. Indicative and subjunctive; 6. Realis and Irrealis; 7. Subjunctive and irrealis; 8. Past tense as modal; References; Language index; General index.

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