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By Raphael Salkie,Pierre Busuttil,Johan van der Auwera

ISBN-10: 3110196344

ISBN-13: 9783110196344

This quantity offers types of reports on English modality.

On the only hand, there are strongly empirical, corpus-based experiences of person makes use of of English modal auxiliaries and modal structures, resembling may in interrogatives, might in concessive clauses, shall and may vs must in felony English, using surprised if and surprising if constructions, the use and background of adhortative structures, or the modal-aspectual use of come to in I got here to gain that X. The ebook additionally includes paintings that provides new perspectives on a few of the classical matters, just like the family among modality and time, modality and dedication, modals and (inter)subjectivity. a unique position is given to paintings that techniques the English modals from the point of view of the 'Theory of Enunciative Operations' built via the French linguist Antoine Culioli and his colleagues.

Thus the e-book offers new views and solutions on easy questions about modality, normally, and its expression in English, in particular.

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