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LINGUIST List 21.611

Fri Feb 05 2010

Books: Syntax: Nordström

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Modality and Subordinators: Nordström

Message 1: Modality and Subordinators: Nordström
Date: 02-Feb-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Modality and Subordinators: Nordström
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Title: Modality and Subordinators
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 116
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20116

Author: Jackie Nordström
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288608 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288608 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205834 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205834 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book connects two linguistic phenomena, modality and subordinators, so
that both are seen in a new light, each adding to the understanding of the
other. It argues that general subordinators (or complementizers) denote
propositional modality (otherwise expressed by moods such as the
indicative-subjunctive and epistemic-evidential modal markers). The book
explores the hypothesis both on a cross-linguistic and on a language-branch
specific level (the Germanic languages). One obvious connection between the
indicative-subjunctive distinction and subordinators is that the former is
typically manifested in subordinate clauses. Furthermore, both the
indicative-subjunctive and subordinators determine clause types. More
importantly, however, it is shown, through data from various languages,
that subordinators themselves often denote the indicative-subjunctive
distinction. In the Germanic languages, there is variation in many clause
types between both the indicative and the subjunctive and that and
if depending on the speaker's and/or the subject's certainty of the
truth of the proposition.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng )

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