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LINGUIST List 20.3063

Sat Sep 12 2009

Books: Syntax/Semantics: Salkie, Busuttil, van der Auwera (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Modality in English: Salkie, Busuttil, van der Auwera (Eds)

Message 1: Modality in English: Salkie, Busuttil, van der Auwera (Eds)
Date: 09-Sep-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Modality in English: Salkie, Busuttil, van der Auwera (Eds)
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Title: Modality in English
Subtitle: Theory and Description
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 58
Published: 2009
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196344-1

Editor: Raphael Salkie
Editor: Pierre Busuttil
Editor: Johan van der Auwera
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110213331 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110213331 Pages: 384 Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196344 Pages: 384 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196344 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Abstract:

This volume presents two kinds of studies on English modality.

On the one hand, there are strongly empirical, corpus-based studies of
individual uses of English modal auxiliaries and modal constructions, such
as "may" in interrogatives, "might" in concessive clauses, "shall" and
"may" versus "must" in legal English, the use of "surprised if" and
"surprising if" constructions, the use and history of adhortative
constructions, or the modal-aspectual use of "come to" in "I came to
realize that X". The book also contains work that presents new views on
some of the classical issues, like the relations between modality and time,
modality and commitment, modals and (inter)subjectivity. A special place is
given to work that approaches the English modals from the perspective of
the 'Theory of Enunciative Operations' developed by the French linguist
Antoine Culioli and his colleagues.

Thus the book provides new perspectives and answers on basic questions
about modality, in general, and its expression in English, in particular.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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