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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 173.00
This book is about particles in the narrower sense of the word as opposed to the broader meaning covering all uninflected words of a language. In the narrower meaning of the linguistic term particles can be distinguished between logical, or scalar particles and modal, or pragmatic particles. The semantic, pragmatic and syntactic properties of modal... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 158.00
It has often been noted that Dutch (and Frisian) reflects a particular stage of development between German and English. Phonologically, syntactically and morphologically, Dutch and German are closely related languages. Yet, there remain sufficient morphosyntactic differences in terms of language development. The contributions of this collection focus... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1978; US$ 188.00
The papers in this volume have been grouped in three thematic parts: Valence which plays a key concept in the syntactic classification of verbs and adjectives, provides a necessary link for decoding and encoding grammatical relations, and is an important requisite for the evaluation of formal languages for the purpose of describing and explaining phenomena... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00
In the modular design of generative theory the syntax?semantics interface has accounted all along for meanings at the level of Logical Form. The syntax?pragmatics interface, on the other hand, is the result of what one may call the ?pragmatic turn? in the linguistic theory, where content is partitioned into given and new information. In other words,... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00
The term ?modality? encompasses a number of categories: modal verbs, modal particles, and confirmatory questions. This volume examines, on the one hand, the common features of basic modal and epistemic versions of modal verbs, and, on the other, modal particles. What level of certainty do words of this kind communicate to the listener?... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 195.00
This book takes up a variety of general syntactic topics, which either yield different solutions in German, in particular, or which lead to different conclusions for theory formation. One of the main topics is the fact that languages that allow for extensive scrambling between the two verbal poles, V-2 and V-last, need to integrate discourse functions... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
Modality is the way a speaker modifies her declaratives and other speech acts to optimally assess the common ground of knowledge 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... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00
The main topics pursued in this volume are based on empirical insights derived from Germanic: logical and typological dispositions about aspect-modality links. These are probed in a variety of non-related languages. The logically establishable links are the following: Modal verbs are aspect sensitive in the selection of their infinitival complements... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00
Modality is one of the grammatical categories in Igbo language studies that received the least attention within the last century. There is, however, a growing awareness that the category of modality is expressed in the language through specific verbs and suffixes that have recently been (re-)categorised as modal verbs and modal suffixes, respectively... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 218.00
Is the passive a unified universal phenomenon? The claim derived from this volume is that the passive, if not universal, has become unified according to function. Language as a means of communication needs the passive, or passive-like constructions, and sooner or later develops them based on other voices (impersonal active, middle, reflexive), specific... more...