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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:46:35 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Modality in Contemporary English: Facchinetti et al (eds)



Title: Modality in Contemporary English
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter 
 http://www.degruyter.com		 
			
Editor: Roberta Facchinetti, University of Verona, Italy. 
Editor: Manfred Krug, University of Freiburg, Germany. 
Editor: Frank Palmer, University of Reading, UK. 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110176866, Pages: xvi, 396, Price: Euro [D] 98.00 /
 ca. US$108.00

Abstract:

This book offers original theoretical accounts and a wealth of
descriptive information concerning modality in present-day English. At
the same time, it provides fresh impetus to more general linguistic
issues such as grammaticalization, colloquialization, or the interplay
between sociolinguistic and syntactic constraints. The articles fall
into four sections: (a) the semantics and pragmatics of core modal
verbs; (b) the status of emerging modal items; (c) stylistic variation
and change; (d) sociolinguistic variation and syntactic models. In
addition to distinguished newcomers, contributors include well-known
specialists in the field. The book is of considerable value to
students and teachers of English and Linguistics at undergraduate and
graduate levels worldwide.

FROM THE CONTENTS:

Frank Palmer
Modality in English: theoretical, descriptive and typological issues

THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF CORE MODAL VERBS:

Paul Larreya
Irrealis, past time reference and modality 

Richard Matthews
Modal auxiliary constructions, TAM and interrogatives

Gregory Ward, Betty J. Birner, and Jeffrey P. Kaplan
A pragmatic analysis of the epistemic would construction in English

St�phane Gresset
Towards a contextual micro-analysis of the non-equivalence of might
and could

THE STATUS OF EMERGING MODAL ITEMS

Philippe Bourdin
On two distinct uses of go as a conjoined marker of evaluative
modality

Keith Mitchell 
Had better and might as well: on the margins of modality? 

Heidi Verplaetse
What you and I want: A functional approach to verb complementation of
modal want to

Carita Paradis
Between epistemic modality and degree: the case of really

STYLISTIC VARIATION AND CHANGE
Geoffrey Leech
Modality on the move: the English modal auxiliaries 1961-1992

Nicholas Smith
Changes in the modals and semi-modals of strong obligation and
epistemic necessity in recent British English

Maurizio Gotti
Shall and will in contemporary English: a comparison with past uses 
Roberta Facchinetti

Pragmatic and sociological constraints on the functions of may in
contemporary British English

SOCIOLINGUISTIC VARIATION AND SYNTACTIC MODELS
Jennifer Coates 
The role of epistemic modality in women's talk 

Stephen J. Nagle 
Double modals in the southern United States: syntactic structure or
syntactic structures?

Graeme Trousdale
Modal verbs in Tyneside English: evidence for (socio)linguistic theory

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Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
		Semantics
		Syntax
		Sociolinguistics
			 
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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