Covert Patterns of Modality

Covert Patterns of Modality

eBook - 2012
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This typological overview compares the degree to which different languages have means to give expression to modality (possibility, necessity) Otherout lexical and direct inflectional means. The criterial patterns derive from a variety of languages such as German, English, Chinese, French, Scandinavian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, and Gothic as well as Old High German. They encompass mainly the auxiliaries HAVE and BE, together Other either an infinitival embedding of a full verb linked ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781443842914
Characteristics: 1 online resource (453 pages)
Additional Contributors: Leiss, Elisabeth


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