Modality is the way a speaker modifies her declaratives and other speech acts to optimally assess the common ground of kwledge and belief of the addressee with the aim to optimally achieve understanding and an assessment of relevant information exchange. The contributions in this collection provide insight into modal techniques used in various languages from different areas of the world.
Werner Abraham, Vienna University, Austria, and Munich University, Germany; Elisabeth Leiss, Munich University, Germany.
Walter de Gruyter & Co
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Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TILSM]
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Mouton de Gruyter
24 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 24 schw.-w. Abb., 8 schw.-w. Tab.