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The book includes contrastive reference to the expression of modality in Spanish and a discussion of modality in such applied contexts as language teaching. A major feature is its reliance on authentic spoken and written language data.

Author: Leo Hoye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317893592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature of their association with different categories of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously complex but the present work offers an accessible introduction to the topic, a comprehensive account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal system. The descriptive framework draws fresh insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches to the study of language and communication, and from recent work in corpus linguistics. The book includes contrastive reference to the expression of modality in Spanish and a discussion of modality in such applied contexts as language teaching. A major feature is its reliance on authentic spoken and written language data. The study is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, English language, communications studies and related disciplines.
2014-06-03 By Leo Hoye

Inquiry 6, 242—50 HERMEREN, L. (1978) On Modality in English: A Study of the Semantics of the Modals. Lund: CWK Gleerup HINTIKKA, ... The Hague: Mouton HOYE, L.F. (1984) On Modal Auxiliary—Adverb Co-occurrence in English.

Author: Leo Hoye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317893608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This new study on modality in English represents a departure from more traditional approaches to the subject, where the modal auxiliaries have been the usual focus of attention, by examining in detail the nature of their association with different categories of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously complex but the present work offers an accessible introduction to the topic, a comprehensive account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal system. The descriptive framework draws fresh insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches to the study of language and communication, and from recent work in corpus linguistics. The book includes contrastive reference to the expression of modality in Spanish and a discussion of modality in such applied contexts as language teaching. A major feature is its reliance on authentic spoken and written language data. The study is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, English language, communications studies and related disciplines.
2014-06-03 By Leo Hoye

Abstract This paper proposes an enunciative analysis of three modal adverbs (reportedly, allegedly, supposedly). It is shown that these adverbs, unlike epistemic adverbs such as obviously or probably, do not express the speaker's point ...

Author: Raphael Salkie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110196344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This volume presents strongly empirical, corpus-based studies of a range of English modal auxiliaries and modal constructions in specific uses. It also approaches some of the classic issues in the field of modality from new perspectives, notably that of the Theory of Enunciative Operations developed by the French linguist Antoine Culioli and his colleagues. "
2009 By Raphael Salkie

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Didactics - English - Grammar, Style, Working Technique, grade: 1, University of Lüneburg, course: Grammar in context - Modal verbs, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the ...

Author: Diana Wellige

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638391672

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Grammar, Style, Working Technique, grade: 1, University of Lüneburg, course: Grammar in context - Modal verbs, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the task of modality, especially the modal verb must. The roots of modality can be found in the classical Greek philosophy. Modality “derived from the fact that human beings often categorize their attitudes and experience in terms of the way things might or must be, or might have been or must have been.” (Hoye, Leo (1997): Adverbs and modality in English. Harlow: Longman) So modal verbs are fundamental in everyday life, they are used in every conversation. With modals one can construct a possible world that differs from the actual world a lot.
2005-06-29 By Diana Wellige

This book offers original theoretical accounts and a wealth of descriptive information concerning modality in present-day English.

Author: Roberta Facchinetti

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110895339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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This book offers original theoretical accounts and a wealth of descriptive information concerning modality in present-day English. At the same time, it provides fresh impetus to more general linguistic issues such as grammaticalization, colloquialization, or the interplay between sociolinguistic and syntactic constraints. The articles fall into four sections: (a) the semantics and pragmatics of core modal verbs; (b) the status of emerging modal items; (c) stylistic variation and change; (d) sociolinguistic variation and syntactic models. The book is of considerable value to students and teachers of English and Linguistics at undergraduate and graduate level worldwide.
2003-01-01 By Roberta Facchinetti

While there are studies of individual adverbs, the semantic and pragmatic relations between them have been left largely unexplored. This book takes a close look at the whole field of modal certainty as expressed by adverbs in English.

Author: Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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In spite of the vast literature on modality in English, very little research has been done on modal adverbs as a group. While there are studies of individual adverbs, the semantic and pragmatic relations between them have been left largely unexplored. This book takes a close look at the whole field of modal certainty as expressed by adverbs in English. On the basis of corpus data the most frequent adverbs of certainty, including certainly, indeed, and no doubt, are examined from the point of view of their syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics. The corpus used is the International Corpus of English - Great Britain, supplemented by data from other present-day English corpora, and questionnaires testing native speakers' intuitions on fine-grained similarities and differences between closely related adverbs. The methodology also includes the study of cross-linguistic equivalents as indicators of semantic-pragmatic relations between adverbs. Translation corpora yield correspondences in Swedish, Dutch, French and German. A detailed study of those correspondences adds useful information for setting up a semantic-pragmatic profile of each adverb, showing where their meanings overlap and where the boundaries are. The concept of semantic maps is relied on for plotting these relations. The book not only provides a thorough empirical study of English adverbs expressing certainty, it also contributes to a better theoretical understanding of the complexity of modal certainty, how it is related to speakers' goals and to other semantic areas. It is the first in-depth study of this kind, combining rich information on English as well as opening up perspectives for further empirical and theoretical research into modality.

In J. Bybee & S. Fleischman (Eds.), Modality in Grammar and Discourse. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 17–53. Hoye, L. 1997. Adverbs and Modality in English. London/New York: Longman. Johansson, S. 2001. “The English verb seem ...

Author: Stefania Marzo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027202628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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Contrastive Linguistics, like other linguistic disciplines, is becoming more and more data-oriented, relying increasingly on the statistical analysis of corpus data to reveal and investigate the similarities and dissimilarities between languages. This title illustrates this trend with a representative sample of contrastive linguistic case studies.
2012 By Stefania Marzo

In Corpus Linguistics: Refinements and Reassessments, ed. by Antoinete Renouf, and Andrew Kehoe, 111–130. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. ... “From Modal Adverbial to Discourse Connective: Some Rhetorical Effects in Present-Day English.

Author: Liesbeth Degand

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Discourse markers and modal particles are fuzzy linguistic categories that are difficult to describe. The contributions in this volume go beyond this statement. They discuss the intersection between modal particles and discourse markers and examine whether or not it is possible to draw a line between these two types of linguistic expressions. On the basis of new synchronic and diachronic data, from speech and writing, from European and Asian languages or cross-linguistically, the authors answer the question whether discourse markers and modal particles are distinct categories, whether they form a cline, or whether modal particles are a subcategory of discourse markers. This common question shows up throughout all chapters, which makes the book to a coherent whole. By disentangling the complexity of categorizing multifunctional expressions, this book also sheds new light on the processes of meaning extension. The traditional discourse and modal functions are complemented by interactional and textual ones. A must read for functional linguists.
2013-11-14 By Liesbeth Degand

“Annotating English Adverbials for the Categories of Epistemic Modality and Evidentiality.” In English Modality: Core, Periphery and ... “The Epistemic and Evidential Use of Spanish Modal Adverbs and Verbs of Cognitive Attitude.

Author: Juana I. Marín Arrese

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027266149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Evidentiality Revisited focuses on semantic-pragmatic based frameworks for the study of evidentials and evidential strategies in European languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). The book also presents discourse-pragmatic studies, with special emphasis on the use of evidential and epistemic expressions as resources for stancetaking in discourse. The volume addresses issues such as the relationship between the conceptual domains of evidentiality and epistemic modality, the role of evidential and epistemic resources in modelling stancetaking, the expression of speaker commitment to the validity status of the information, and the discourse-pragmatic variation of evidentiality and epistemic modality in discourse domains and genres. The volume offers a collection of contributions in which cross-linguistic studies and corpus-based studies contribute to provide further insights into a usage-based account of linguistic reality.
2017-03-21 By Juana I. Marín Arrese

This volume brings together a selection of the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Modality in English, held in Madrid on 9–11 September 2010.

Author: Elena Domínguez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443885645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 485

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This volume brings together a selection of the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Modality in English, held in Madrid on 9–11 September 2010. The book is divided into two parts, with the first encompassing contributions focusing on the notions of modality, evidentiality and temporality, and the second those that explore modality and its connection with stance and evaluation in specific genres and discourse domains.
2015-10-28 By Elena Domínguez