Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions

Categories, co-text, and context

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| Leibniz University Hannover
| Leibniz University Hannover
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Mood, modality and evidentiality are popular and dynamic areas in linguistics. Re-Assessing Modalising Expressions – Categories, co-text, and context focuses on the specific issue of the ways language users express permission, obligation, volition (intention), possibility and ability, necessity and prediction linguistically.

Using a range of evidence and corpus data collected from different sources, the authors of this volume examine the distribution and functions of a range of patterns involving modalising expressions as predominantly found in standard American English, British English or Hong Kong English, but also in Japanese. The authors are particularly interested in addressing (co-)textual manifestations of modalising expressions as well as their distribution across different text-types and thus filling a gap research was unable to plug in the past. Thoughts on categorising or re-categorising modalising expressions initiate and complement a multi-perspectival enterprise that is intended to bring research in this area a step forward.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 216]  Expected November 2020.  vi, 339 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. Modalising expressions and modality: An overview of trends and challenges
Rainer Schulze and Pascal Hohaus
Section I. Moving to modal categories
Chapter 2. Revisiting global and intra-categorial frequency shifts in the English modals: A usage-based, constructionist view on the heterogeneity of modal development
Robert Daugs
Chapter 3. The scope of modal categories: An empirical study
Heiko Narrog
Chapter 4. Not just frequency, not just modality: Production and perception of English semi-modals
David Lorenz and David Tizón-Couto
Chapter 5. How and why seem became an evidential
Gunther Lampert
Section II. Moving to modal co-text
Chapter 6. Conditionals, modality, and Schrödinger’s cat: Conditionals as a family of linguistic qubits
Costas Gabrielatos
Chapter 7. Modal marking in conditionals. Grammar, usage and discourse
Heiko Narrog
Chapter 8. Present-day English constructions with chance(s) in Talmy’s greater modal system and beyond
An Van linden and Lieselotte Brems
Section III. Moving to modal context
Chapter 9. A genre-based analysis of evaluative modality in multi-verb sequences in English
Noriko Matsumoto
Chapter 10. Epistemic modals in academic English: A contrastive study of engineering, medicine and linguistics research papers
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
Chapter 11. On the (con)textual properties of must, have to and shall: An integrative account
Gregory Furmaniak
Chapter 12. “The future elected government should fully represent the interests of Hongkong people”: Diachronic change in the use of modalising expressions in Hong Kong English between 1928 and 2018
Carolin Biewer, Lisa Lehnen and Ninja Schulz
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax