Modality and Subordinators

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Modality and Subordinators. / Nordström, Jackie.

John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010. 336 p. (Studies in Language Companion Series; Vol. 116).

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Nordström, J 2010, Modality and Subordinators. Studies in Language Companion Series, vol. 116, vol. 116, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

APA

Nordström, J. (2010). Modality and Subordinators. (Studies in Language Companion Series; Vol. 116). John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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Nordström J 2010. Modality and Subordinators. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 336 p. (Studies in Language Companion Series).

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Nordström, Jackie Modality and Subordinators Studies in Language Companion Series. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2010.

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Nordström J. Modality and Subordinators. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010. 336 p. (Studies in Language Companion Series).

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Nordström, Jackie. / Modality and Subordinators. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010. 336 p. (Studies in Language Companion Series).

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TY - BOOK

T1 - Modality and Subordinators

AU - Nordström, Jackie

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - This book connects two linguistic phenomena, modality and subordinators, so that both are seen in a new light, each adding to the understanding of the other. It argues that general subordinators (or complementizers) denote propositional modality (otherwise expressed by moods such as the indicative-subjunctive and epistemic-evidential modal markers). The book explores the hypothesis both on a cross-linguistic and on a language-branch specific level (the Germanic languages). One obvious connection between the indicative-subjunctive distinction and subordinators is that the former is typically manifested in subordinate clauses. Furthermore, both the indicative-subjunctive and subordinators determine clause types. More importantly, however, it is shown, through data from various languages, that subordinators themselves often denote the indicative-subjunctive distinction. In the Germanic languages, there is variation in many clause types between both the indicative and the subjunctive and that and if depending on the speaker’s and/or the subject’s certainty of the truth of the proposition.

AB - This book connects two linguistic phenomena, modality and subordinators, so that both are seen in a new light, each adding to the understanding of the other. It argues that general subordinators (or complementizers) denote propositional modality (otherwise expressed by moods such as the indicative-subjunctive and epistemic-evidential modal markers). The book explores the hypothesis both on a cross-linguistic and on a language-branch specific level (the Germanic languages). One obvious connection between the indicative-subjunctive distinction and subordinators is that the former is typically manifested in subordinate clauses. Furthermore, both the indicative-subjunctive and subordinators determine clause types. More importantly, however, it is shown, through data from various languages, that subordinators themselves often denote the indicative-subjunctive distinction. In the Germanic languages, there is variation in many clause types between both the indicative and the subjunctive and that and if depending on the speaker’s and/or the subject’s certainty of the truth of the proposition.

KW - Propositional modality

KW - Germanic languages

KW - Realis-Irrealis

KW - Subordination

KW - Language Typology

M3 - Book

SN - 978 90 272 0583 4

VL - 116

T3 - Studies in Language Companion Series

BT - Modality and Subordinators

PB - John Benjamins Publishing Company

ER -