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    Mood and Modality (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) (Paperback) By (author) F.R. Palmer, By (author) P. Austin, Series edited by John Bresnan, Series edited by B. Comrie, Series edited by S. Crain, Series edited by W. Dressler, Series edited by C. Ewen, Series edited by R. Lass, Series edited by David Lightfoot, Series edited by K. Rice

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    DescriptionSince the publication of F. R. Palmer's first edition of Mood and Modality in 1986, when the topic of 'modality' was fairly unfamiliar, there has been considerable interest in the subject as well as in grammatical typology in general. Modality is concerned with mood (subjunctive etc.) and with modal markers such as English modal verbs (can, may, must etc.) and is treated as a single grammatical category found in most of the languages of the world. In his investigation of this category, Palmer draws on a wealth of examples from a wide variety of languages. He discusses in detail familiar features in a number of mainly European languages, and also looks at less familiar features including 'evidential' systems and the contrast of realis/irrealis, both to be found in unrelated languages.

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    Mood and Modality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F.R. Palmer, By (author) P. Austin, Series edited by John Bresnan, Series edited by B. Comrie, Series edited by S. Crain, Series edited by W. Dressler, Series edited by C. Ewen, Series edited by R. Lass, Series edited by David Lightfoot, Series edited by K. Rice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521804790
    ISBN 10: 0521804795

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CFK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: LAN016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 415
    DC22: 415
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: P299.M6 P348 2001
    Thema V1.0: CFK
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    13 May 2009
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    Review quote
    'These are complex areas ... and as a basic guide to the problems and the terminology in the field this is a valuable book.' Raphael Salkie, MLR
    Table of contents
    Preface; Note on the text; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Modal systems: propositional modality; 3. Modal systems: event modality; 4. Modal systems and modal verbs; 5. Indicative and subjunctive; 6. Realis and Irrealis; 7. Subjunctive and irrealis; 8. Past tense as modal; References; Language index; General index.