Its Meaning and Forms
This book presents a stage in the evolution of a theory of modality meanings and forms. It covers exclusively complements. There are two questions that this book addresses. Can one find a small, finite set of meanings which systematically underlies the enormous variety of meanings found in complements? And can one make any predictions from this set of meanings about the variety of forms they take? The answer to both questions is yes. The author convincingly shows how a multiplicity of sentence meanings and forms can be accounted for by breaking down sentence meaning into a small set of modules and howing how these modules combine to express certain meanings and how complement forms are related to them and their combinations.
[Typological Studies in Language, 10] 1986. xii, 226 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
List of Tables | p. ix
Preface | p. xi
An Introduction to Complement Meanings and Forms | p. 1
The Information Modalities | p. 31
The Evaluation Modalities | p. 69
The Combined Modalities | p. 109
The Higher Sentence and its Complement Modalities | p. 133
The Representation of Modality and its Implication | p. 187
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