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Title: Modality and Mood in Romance
Subtitle: Modal interpretation, mood selection, and mood alternation
Edited By: Martin G. Becker
Eva-Maria Remberger
Series Title: Linguistische Arbeiten 533

This collective volume contains a selection of research contributions,
presented at the 30th "Deutscher Romanistentag" [German Conference
on Romance languages and literatures] in 2007 in Vienna in the section
“Mood and Modality in Romance”. The Romance languages studied here
include Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and French. All
contributions thematically explore the status and importance of
modality and mood and their reciprocal relationships with reference to
theoretical approaches.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110234343
Pages: 245
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110234336
Pages: 245
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95