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Journal Title: Journal of Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   4/15
Issue Title: Modality at Work: Cognitive, Interactional and Textual Functions of Modal Markers
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 1. Modality at work. Cognitive, interactional and textual functions of modal markers
Pages 2109-2115
Bert Cornillie, Paola Pietrandrea

2. Evidentiality in interaction: The concessive use of the Italian Future between grammar and discourse
Pages 2116-2128
Mario Squartini

3. Modality and argumentative discourse relations: A study of the Italian necessity modal dovere
Pages 2129-2149
Andrea Rocci

4. Epistemic must and its cognates in German and Dutch. The subtle differences
Pages 2150-2164
Tanja Mortelmans

5. Tags: Cross-linguistic diversity and commonality
Pages 2165-2182
Marianne Mithun

6. The evidential meaning of modal parentheticals
Pages 2183-2193
Corinne Rossari

7. I thought it was very interesting. Conversational formats for taking a stance
Pages 2194-2210
Elise Kärkkäinen

8. Discourse markers and modality in spoken Catalan: The case of (és) clar
Pages 2211-2225
Maria-Josep Cuenca, Maria-Josep Marín
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 23.4967