Inferential Change and Syntactic Modality in English

Inferential Change and Syntactic Modality in English

by Stephen J. Nagle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631415894
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: Bamberger Beitraege zur Englischen Sprachwissenschaft / Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics Series , #23
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Modal auxiliaries and a category «Modal» - Some theoretical issues in language change - Two stages of change in the modal - Marginal modals and quasi-modals - Inference, syntactic change, and drift.

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