LINGUIST List 31.3833

Fri Dec 11 2020

Books: Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions: Hohaus, Schulze (eds.)

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Date: 10-Dec-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions: Hohaus, Schulze (eds.)
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Title: Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions
Subtitle: Categories, co-text, and context
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 216
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.216

Editor: Pascal Hohaus
Editor: Rainer Schulze
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260529 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260529 Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260529 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207913 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207913 Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207913 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Mood, modality and evidentiality are popular and dynamic areas in linguistics. "Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions – Categories, co-text, and context" focuses on the specific issue of the ways language users express permission, obligation, volition (intention), possibility and ability, necessity and prediction linguistically.

Using a range of evidence and corpus data collected from different sources, the authors of this volume examine the distribution and functions of a range of patterns involving modalising expressions as predominantly found in standard American English, British English or Hong Kong English, but also in Japanese. The authors are particularly interested in addressing (co-)textual manifestations of modalising expressions as well as their distribution across different text-types and thus filling a gap research was unable to plug in the past. Thoughts on categorising or re-categorising modalising expressions initiate and complement a multi-perspectival enterprise that is intended to bring research in this area a step forward.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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