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Books: How Epistemic Modifiers Emerge: Maché

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Date: 11-Apr-2019
From: Asja Kusnezowa <>
Subject: How Epistemic Modifiers Emerge: Maché
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Title: How Epistemic Modifiers Emerge
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Published: 2019
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Jakob Maché
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110400564 Pages: 596 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

This book delivers the first comprehensive study on German modal verbs which summarises and critically reflects the discussion of the last 500 years, checks these findings against large corpus data and is accessible to the English reader. It is shown that non-epistemic modal verbs modify events, whereas their epistemic counterparts modify the proposition, and how the latter developed from the former.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Written In: English (eng)

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