In the mood for mood [electronic resource] / edited by Tanja Mortelmans, Jesse Mortelmans and Walter de Mulder.

Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011.
1 online resource (183 p.)


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This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 7th Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006), which deal with the expression of modality (in a wide sense), by modal and semi-modal verbs (in Germanic and Romance languages), on the one hand, and by other markers (in languages like Turkish, Tibetan and Japanese), on the other. The Antwerp edition’s special conference topic was the interaction between tense and modality, of which some of the papers collected in this volume also testify. The volume covers a wide range of languages and topics. Specific topics include: the distinction between root and epistemic modality and its interaction with tense and counterfactuality; epistemic deve and dovrebbe in Italian; semi-modals in German; the interpretation of epistemic past modals in English and Spanish; the interface between Turkish ‘almost’ adverbs and the Turkish verbal system; the meaning of epistemic endings in Spoken Standard Tibetan; Korean ‘evidential’ markers teiru and ta and so-called fake past sentences in Japanese.
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  • Preliminary Material
  • Modals and the present perfect / Kristin M. Eide
  • Constraints on the meanings of modal auxiliaries in counterfactual clauses / An Verhulst and Renaat Declerck
  • Non-root past modals / Hamida Demirdache and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria
  • The Italian modal dovere in the conditional: future reference, evidentiality and argumentation / Andrea Rocci
  • The German evidential constructions and their origins: a corpus based analysis / Gabriele Diewald and Elena Smirnova
  • Adverbs at the interface of tense, aspect and modality: evidence from Turkish / Eser E. Taylan and Ayhan Aksu-Koç
  • Epistemic modalities and evidentiality in Standard Spoken Tibetan / Zuzana Vokurkova
  • Evidential extensions of aspecto-temporal forms in Japanese from a typological perspective / Toshiyuki Sadanobu and Andrej Malchukov
  • Fake past and covert emotive modality / Sumiyo Nishiguchi.
  • 1-282-99174-4
  • 9786612991745
  • 90-420-3270-7
  • 10.1163/9789042032705
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