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Mood and Modality

Mood and Modality

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521804790

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  • Since the publication of F. R. Palmer's Mood and Modality in 1986, when the topic of "modality" was fairly unfamiliar, there has been considerable interest in the subject as well as in grammatical typology in general. Modality is concerned with mood (subjunctive etc.) and with modal markers such as English modal verbs (can, may, must etc.) and is treated as a single grammatical category found in most of the languages of the world. Palmer investigates this category, drawing on a wealth of examples from a wide variety of languages.

    • WRITTEN BY A PIONEER IN THE FIELD of modality
    • CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN THE TOPIC OF MODALITY SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF Palmer's Mood and Modality (OVER 6000 COPIES SOLD)
    • BRINGS RESEARCH ON MODALITY more UP TO DATE
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    'These are complex areas … and as a basic guide to the problems and the terminology in the field this is a valuable book.' Raphael Salkie, MLR

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521804790
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Note on the text
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Modal systems: propositional modality
    3. Modal systems: event modality
    4. Modal systems and modal verbs
    5. Indicative and subjunctive
    6. Realis and Irrealis
    7. Subjunctive and irrealis
    8. Past tense as modal
    References
    Language index
    General index.

  • Author

    F. R. Palmer, University of Reading

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