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Books: Syntax/Semantics/Disc Analysis: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)

Message 1: Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)
Date: 27-Oct-2009
From: Christian Bieri <>
Subject: Studies on English Modality: Tsangalidis, Facchinetti (Eds)
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Title: Studies on English Modality Subtitle: In Honour of Frank Palmer Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 111 Published: 2009 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Editor: Anastasios Tsangalidis Editor: Roberta Facchinetti Paperback: ISBN: 9783034303101 Pages: 392 Price: U.S. $ 97.95
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Inspired by Frank Palmer's work, this book addresses a set of specifictopics pertaining to the description of modality in English and places themin a broader context. A number of more general theoretical and typologicalmatters are also raised, which bear upon the theory of syntax, semanticsand pragmatics and their interfaces. The methodology adopted is mostlyfunctional-typological, though some reference is made to varioustheoretical frameworks, ranging from cognitive linguistics to parametricvariation. Modal meanings are seen to extend beyond particular lexical andgrammatical exponents, through sentential semantics and into actualcontexts of use. At the same time, the study of modality seems to challengecommonly held views on the relationship between different levels oflinguistic analysis. Other languages discussed include BrazilianPortuguese, Classical and Modern Greek and Spanish.


Anastasios Tsangalidis/Roberta Facchinetti: Preface

Juana I. Marín-Arrese: Effective vs. Epistemic Stance, andSubjectivity/Intersubjectivity in Political Discourse. A Case Study

Roberta Facchinetti: Subjectivity, (Non-)subjectivity and Intersubjectivityin English Modality

Anna Wärnsby: On Controllability as a Contextual Variable

Leo Francis Hoye: Modality in Discourse: The Pragmatics of Epistemic Modality

Marta Degani/Elisabetta Adami/Anna Belladelli: The Use of Modal Verbs inInterpersonal Contexts: From Semantics to Pragmatics

Heloisa Maria Moreira Lima-Salles: Para/for-infinitives in BrazilianPortuguese and English: Similarities and Contrasts in the GrammaticalEncoding of Modality

Lotte Hogeweg: What's So Unreal about the Past? Past Tense and Counterfactuals

Jo Willmott: Modality of English Conditional Sentences: The Evidence fromAncient Greek

Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla/Marta Carretero: The Expression of DeductionReferring to Past Time within the Verbal Group: An English-SpanishContrastive Analysis

Ferdinand de Haan: On the Status of 'Epistemic' Must

Ilse Depraetere: Some Observations on (Factual) Could + Perfect Infinitive

Evangelia Manika: Modal Verbs in Modern Greek and English: What'sConceptualization Got to Do with Typology?

Philippe Bourdin: On the Role of Context in Interpreting Want as aVolitional or Deontic Verb

Daniël Van Olmen/Tanja Mortelsmans: Movement Futures in English and Dutch.A Contrastive Analysis of Be Going To and Gaan.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Pragmatics                             Semantics                             Syntax                             Typology
Subject Language(s): English (eng)                             Greek, Ancient (grc)                             Greek (ell)                             Portuguese (por)                             Spanish (spa)
Written In: English (eng )

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