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Author van der Auwera, Johan
Title English Modality : Core, Periphery and Evidentiality
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (459 pages)
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Series Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Ser. ; v.81
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Ser
Note Intro -- Acknowledgements -- List of contributors -- Part I: Core modality -- Modals: Striving for control -- Contemporary change in modal usage in spoken British English: mapping the impact of "genre" -- Where have all the modals gone? An essay on the declining frequency of core modal auxiliaries in recent standard English -- Part II: Peripheral modality -- Had better, 'd better and better: Diachronic and transatlantic variation -- Grammatical colloquialism and the English quasi-modals: a comparative study -- Modal necessity and impersonality in English and Galician -- Modal uses of the English present progressive -- On the generic argument for the modality of will -- Part III: Evidentiality and Modality -- REALITY and related concepts: towards a semantic-pragmatic map of English adverbs -- A cross-linguistic look at the multifunctionality of the English verb seem -- Annotating English adverbials for the categories of epistemic modality and evidentiality -- Part IV: Evidentiality and Modality in Discourse -- Modal verbs in news-related blogs: When the blogger counts -- Modality and personal pronouns as indexical markers of stance: Intersubjective positioning and construction of public identity in media interviews -- Stancetaking and inter/subjectivity in the Iraq Inquiry: Blair vs. Brown -- Subject index
The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics
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Link Print version: van der Auwera, Johan English Modality : Core, Periphery and Evidentiality Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2013 9783110286212
Subject English language -- Modality.;Modality (Linguistics);Evidentials (Linguistics)
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Alt Author Marín-Arrese, Juana I
Carretero, Marta
Hita, Jorge Arús
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