Modals And Quasi Modals In English. Peter Collins

ISBN: 9789042025325

Published: January 30th 2009

Hardcover

204 pages


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Modals And Quasi Modals In English.  by  Peter Collins

Modals And Quasi Modals In English. by Peter Collins
January 30th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 204 pages | ISBN: 9789042025325 | 10.16 Mb

Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related quasi-modals in English. The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed byMoreModals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related quasi-modals in English.

The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. The selection of the parallel corpora used, representing British, American and Australian English, was designed to facilitate the exploration of both regional and stylistic variation.



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