Modality (Oxford Surveys in Semantics and Pragmatics)

Modality (Oxford Surveys in Semantics and Pragmatics)

Paul Portner


it is a publication approximately semantic theories of modality. Its major aim is to give an explanation for and assessment vital modern theories inside of linguistics and to debate a variety of linguistic phenomena from the viewpoint of those theories. The creation describes the diversity of grammatical phenomena linked to modality, explaining why modal verbs, adjectives, and adverbs symbolize the center phenomena. Chapters are then dedicated to the potential worlds semantics for modality built in modal good judgment; present theories of modal semantics inside linguistics; and crucial empirical components of study. the writer concludes through discussing the relation among modality and different themes, particularly annoying, point, temper, and discourse meaning.

Paul Portner's obtainable advisor to this key region of present study could be welcomed by way of scholars of linguistics at graduate point and above, in addition to by means of researchers in philosophy, computational technology, and comparable fields.

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