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By Leo Hoye

This new examine 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, by way of analyzing intimately the character in their organization with assorted different types of modal adverb. Modality is notoriously complicated however the current paintings bargains an available advent to the subject, a finished account of modal-adverb co-occurrence, and a reappraisal of the English modal process. The descriptive framework attracts clean insights from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic techniques to the learn of language and conversation, and from contemporary paintings in corpus linguistics. The e-book comprises contrastive connection with the expression of modality in Spanish and a dialogue of modality in such utilized contexts as language instructing. a massive function is its reliance on genuine spoken and written language facts.

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

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