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By Joan L. Bybee (Ed.), Suzanne Fleischman (Ed.)

This quantity brings jointly a set of 18 papers that investigate the expression of modality within the grammars of normal languages, with an emphasis on its manifestations in obviously happening discourse. even though the person contributions mirror a range of languages, of synchronic and diachronic foci, and of theoretical orientations — all in the huge area of useful linguistics — they still converge round a couple of key concerns: the connection among 'mood' and 'modality'; the delineation of modal different types and their nomenclature; the grounding of modality in interactive discourse; the elusive classification 'irrealis'; and the connection of modal notions and different types to different different types of grammar.

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