Adverbs and Modality in English (English Language) by Leo Hoye

By Leo Hoye

This new learn on modality in English represents a departure from extra conventional ways to the topic, the place the modal auxiliaries were the standard concentration of realization, by means of reading intimately the character in their organization with diverse different types of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously advanced however the current paintings bargains an obtainable creation to the subject, a entire account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal procedure. The descriptive framework attracts clean insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic techniques to the learn of language and verbal exchange, and from contemporary paintings in corpus linguistics. The ebook contains contrastive connection with the expression of modality in Spanish and a dialogue of modality in such utilized contexts as language instructing. a tremendous function is its reliance on actual spoken and written language facts.

The examine is appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of linguistics, English language, communications reports and similar disciplines.



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