Gregory Furmaniak

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gregory Furmaniak plays a role.


This paper focuses on the (con)textual properties of root must, shall and have to. It is conducted within an evolving framework, Integrative Grammar. The account of the three modal forms that is given here is integrative in two senses. First, it shows that traditional semantic descriptions fail to… read more
Pic, Elsa and Gregory Furmaniak 2014 Questioning certainty in research articles and popular science articles: A case-study of modalized wh-interrogativesCommunicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contexts, Zuczkowski, Andrzej, Ramona Bongelli, Ilaria Riccioni and Carla Canestrari (eds.), pp. 369–387 | Article
This paper is a comparative study of the use of direct and indirect modalized wh-questions in research articles and popular science articles. The corpus analysis reveals that these questions are often interpreted as rhetorical questions and that they are often used to question a proposition that… read more
Furmaniak, Gregory 2010 A frame-based approach to modality: The case of obligationFraming: From grammar to application, Sambre, Paul and Maria-Cornelia Wermuth (eds.), pp. 17–35 | Article
This paper sets out to demonstrate that the complex semantic structure underlying a modal concept such as OBLIGATION can only be characterized relative to a frame (or script) based on — but not limited to — a core force-dynamic configuration. It is assumed that the distributional properties of… read more