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Published by Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Germanic languages -- Modality.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Toril Swan, Olaf Jansen Westvik.
SeriesTrends in linguistics., 99
ContributionsSwan, Toril., Westvik, Olaf Jansen, 1943-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPD271 .S9 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL998154M
ISBN 103110143348
LC Control Number96036896

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Dimensions of epistemicity in English, German and Norwegian conditionals; The modal particle schon: Its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; Negation and modality in the Germanic languages; Expressive sentence types — a contradiction in terms. The case of exclamation. Book Book Series. Frontmatter Pages I-IV. Get Access to Full Text. Preface. Pages V-VI. Get Access to Full Text. Contents. Pages VII-VIII. Negation and modality in the Germanic languages. Palmer, Frank R. Pages Get Access to Full Text. Expressive sentence types — a contradiction in terms. The case of exclamation. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: I think --an English modal particle --Dimensions of epistemicity in English, German, and Norwegian conditionals --The modal particle 'schon': its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics --Negation and modality in the Germanic languages --Expressive sentence types: a contradiction in terms. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, 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, .

The book critically evaluates a range of proposals from the modality literature, focusing on the Theta-properties and the scopal properties of Modals in Germanic languages, and concludes that none of these previous proposals are able to account for the syntax of modals in Norwegian.   Buy Modality in Germanic Languages by Toril Swan, Olaf Jansen Westvik from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones Book Edition: Reprint Modality in Germanic Languages: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Trends in Linguistics: Studies & Monographs) (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]) Hardcover – 1 Jan by Toril Swan (Editor), Olaf J. Westvik (Editor)Format: Hardcover. It belongs to the Indo-European family of languages and is a West Germanic language. However, even though we live in the world where you can find someone speaking English almost everywhere, it is Missing: Modality.

On the Problem of Modality in Germanic and Turkic Languages borders of modality are purely the problems of linguistics and they must be analysed within the framework of linguistics. In the field of modal logics created in accordance with the preparation. The Journal of Germanic Linguistics (JGL), published for the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL) and the Forum for the Society for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS), carries original articles, reviews, and notes on synchronic and diachronic issues pertaining to Germanic languages and dialects from the earliest phases to the present, including English (to ) and the extraterritorial g: Modality.   Contrastive Pragmatics and Translation Evaluation, epistemic modality and communicative styles in English and German of source language features on translations and also comments on the possibility of source language influence on target language norms via translations. The book is of interest to researchers and students in a variety of Pages:   Since the publication of F. R. Palmer's Mood and Modality in , 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 .