Modal Verbs in Germanic and Romance Languages

Modal Verbs in Germanic and Romance Languages

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As of Volume 9 (1994/95) John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics, the annual publication of the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Each volume is topical and includes selected papers from the international meetings organised by the LSB.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 160 x 240mm | 430g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111458
  • 9781588111456

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Auwera, Johan van der); 2. Metonymy and Metaphor in the Evolution of Modal Verbs: Evidence from Italo-Romance (by Bentley, Delia); 3. A Basic Semantic Template for Lexical and Grammaticalized Uses of the German Modals (by Diewald, Gabriele); 4. Null Modals in Germanic (and Romance): Infinitival Exclamatives (by Grohmann, Kleanthes K.); 5. From Need to Necessity: A Syntactic Path to Modality (by Gueron, Jacqueline); 6. The Semantics of Spanish Permission Sentences: A Dynamic Account (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 7. Modal Verbs and the Expression of Futurity in English, French and Italian (by Larreya, Paul); 8. On the 'Evidential' Nature of the 'Epistemic' Use of the German Modals mussen and sollen (by Mortelmans, Tanja); 9. The Syntax of putea and its Mixed Typology (by Motapanyane, Virginia); 10. Some Issues about the Portuguese Modals dever and poder (by Oliveira, Fatima); 11. On the Modality of the English Verbs of Seeming (by Usoniene, Aurelija); 12. Motan in The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records (by Van Herreweghe, Mieke); 13. Epistemic prometer and Full Deontic Modal Verbs (by Vazquez Laslop, Maria Eugenia)
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