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LINGUIST List 20.549

Fri Feb 20 2009

Books: Semantics/Text/Corpus Ling/Syntax: Collins

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        1.    Eric van Broekhuizen, Modals and Quasi-modals in English: Collins


Message 1: Modals and Quasi-modals in English: Collins
Date: 27-Jan-2009
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Modals and Quasi-modals in English: Collins
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Title: Modals and Quasi-modals in English
Series Title: Language and Computers 67
Published: 2009
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+67

Author: Peter Collins
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042025325 Pages: 202 Price: Europe EURO 41
Abstract:

Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a
corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related
'quasi-modals' in English. The study is the largest and most comprehensive
to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study
of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. The
selection of the parallel corpora used, representing British, American and
Australian English, was designed to facilitate the exploration of both
regional and stylistic variation.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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