LINGUIST List 32.1324

Wed Apr 14 2021

Books: Japanese Mood and Modality in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Kadooka (ed.)

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Date: 12-Apr-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Japanese Mood and Modality in Systemic Functional Linguistics: Kadooka (ed.)
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Title: Japanese Mood and Modality in Systemic Functional Linguistics
Subtitle: Theory and Application
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/z.234

Editor: Ken-Ichi Kadooka
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260239 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260239 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260239 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208347 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208347 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208347 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book is a cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary exploration of modality within systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Drawing upon the broad SFL notion of modality that refers to the intermediate degrees between the positive and negative poles, the individual papers probe into the modality systems in English and Japanese. The papers cover issues such as the conceptual nature of modality in both languages, the characterization of modulation in Japanese, the trans-grammatical aspects of modality in relation to mood and grammatical metaphor in both languages, and the modality uses and pragmatic impairment by individuals with a developmental disorder from a neurocognitive perspective.

The book demonstrates a functional account of Japanese within an SFL model of language with a fresh perspective to Japanese linguistics. It also refers to cross-linguistic issues concerning how the principles and theories of SFL serve to empirically elaborate descriptions of individual languages, which will lead to the enrichment of the theory and practice of linguistics and beyond.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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