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 recognition, via reading intimately the character in their organization with various different types of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously advanced however the current paintings bargains an obtainable advent to the subject, a finished account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal approach. The descriptive framework attracts clean insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic techniques to the research 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 educating. a huge function is its reliance on actual spoken and written language facts.

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

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