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Query:   Mood & Modality
Author:  Sharbani Banerji
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Semantics

Summary:   Sometime back I had sent a posting to the LINGUIST, asking for
literature on Mood and Modality, which give a syntactico-semantic
analysis of the subject. Following persons replied

Ressy ai
1) Palmer (1986): (''Mood and Modality''. Cambridge: Cambridge University
2) Her proposal for this subject for the summer fellowship in UCI
(University of California, Irvine.)

Chungmin Lee :

1) Lee, Chungmin (1988) Speech Act Terms and Mood Indicators (in Korean),
Acta Linguistica Hungarica 38, 127-141.

2) Lee, Chungmin (1975) Embedded Performatives, Langauge 51, 105-108.

3) Lee, Chungmin (1973) The Korean Modalities in the Speech Act, Michigan
Papers in Linguistics 2, 87-95

4) Lee, Chungmin (1995) The Development of Mood and Modality in Korean, In
E. Fava (ed) Speech Acts and Linguistic Research, Padova: Edicioni Nemo.
Chungmin Lee
Dept of Linguistics &
Cognitive Science Program
Director, Institute for Cognitive Science
Seoul National University
Seoul 151-742, KOREA

Ken Hughes

He did a thesis a few years back which argues for a ''bi-clausal''
of modal auxiliary verbs, and discusses a range of issues such as:

o semantic emptiness and the pivotal role of infinitival TO w.r.t.
non-finite (i.e. tenseless) nested propositions, including a survey
of the range of the types of modality in English (following Palmer);

o some brief address to using Husserl's transcendental phenemenology
for a constrained version of intentionality to address some of
the semantic issues.

He sent the addresses of the following websites :
1) A summary and pdf doc at

2)A brief paper that was accepted for the current Verona Conference on
Modality at

Thank you very much.

Ken Hughes web addresses turned out to be most valuable, because I was able
to download his thesis and the papers from there. Palmer's book I already
have. I couldnot get the papers of Chunmin Lee.
Some people wanted me to pass on the literature that I receive.
Unfortunately I can't, since I didnot get them. If I do, I will,
for sure.
If some more web addresses can be suggested, so that I can download
from there, I'll be really grateful.

Thanx in advance .
Sharbani Banerji
(Contact address):
D-84, 'Matri Mandir',
Sector-IX, New Vijay Nagar,
Ghaziabad-201,009, U.P.

C/o Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies
University of Hyderabad,
Hyderabad-500,046, India.

LL Issue: 12.2238
Date Posted: 13-Sep-2001
Original Query: Read original query


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