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Sun Nov 01 2009

Books: Syntax/Semantics/Disc Analysis: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)

Message 1: Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)
Date: 27-Oct-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)
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Title: Studies on English Modality
Subtitle: In Honour of Frank Palmer
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 111
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430310

Editor: Anastasios Tsangalidis
Editor: Roberta Facchinetti
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 97.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: Europe EURO 69.50 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 56.90
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: Europe EURO 63.20
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: Europe EURO 67.60 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Abstract:

Inspired by Frank Palmer's work, this book addresses a set of specific
topics pertaining to the description of modality in English and places them
in a broader context. A number of more general theoretical and typological
matters are also raised, which bear upon the theory of syntax, semantics
and pragmatics and their interfaces. The methodology adopted is mostly
functional-typological, though some reference is made to various
theoretical frameworks, ranging from cognitive linguistics to parametric
variation. Modal meanings are seen to extend beyond particular lexical and
grammatical exponents, through sentential semantics and into actual
contexts of use. At the same time, the study of modality seems to challenge
commonly held views on the relationship between different levels of
linguistic analysis. Other languages discussed include Brazilian
Portuguese, Classical and Modern Greek and Spanish.

Contents:

Anastasios Tsangalidis/Roberta Facchinetti: Preface

Juana I. Marín-Arrese: Effective vs. Epistemic Stance, and
Subjectivity/Intersubjectivity in Political Discourse. A Case Study

Roberta Facchinetti: Subjectivity, (Non-)subjectivity and Intersubjectivity
in English Modality

Anna Wärnsby: On Controllability as a Contextual Variable

Leo Francis Hoye: Modality in Discourse: The Pragmatics of Epistemic Modality

Marta Degani/Elisabetta Adami/Anna Belladelli: The Use of Modal Verbs in
Interpersonal Contexts: From Semantics to Pragmatics

Heloisa Maria Moreira Lima-Salles: Para/for-infinitives in Brazilian
Portuguese and English: Similarities and Contrasts in the Grammatical
Encoding of Modality

Lotte Hogeweg: What's So Unreal about the Past? Past Tense and Counterfactuals

Jo Willmott: Modality of English Conditional Sentences: The Evidence from
Ancient Greek

Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla/Marta Carretero: The Expression of Deduction
Referring to Past Time within the Verbal Group: An English-Spanish
Contrastive Analysis

Ferdinand de Haan: On the Status of 'Epistemic' Must

Ilse Depraetere: Some Observations on (Factual) Could + Perfect Infinitive

Evangelia Manika: Modal Verbs in Modern Greek and English: What's
Conceptualization Got to Do with Typology?

Philippe Bourdin: On the Role of Context in Interpreting Want as a
Volitional or Deontic Verb

Daniël Van Olmen/Tanja Mortelsmans: Movement Futures in English and Dutch.
A Contrastive Analysis of Be Going To and Gaan.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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