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Title: Funktionen von Modalität [Functions of Modality]
Edited By: Werner Abraham
Elisabeth Leiss
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/210901?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 55
Description:

The term “modality” encompasses a number of categories: modal verbs, modal particles, and confirmatory questions. This volume examines, on the one hand, the common features of basic modal and epistemic versions of modal verbs, and, on the other, modal particles. What level of certainty do words of this kind communicate to the listener? This is the key question posed by the work.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Grammaticalization
Language Typology
Subject Language(s): English
German
Polish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110331981
Pages: 373
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110333091
Pages: 373
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95