Modality–Aspect Interfaces

Implications and typological solutions

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The main topics pursued in this volume are based on empirical insights derived from Germanic: logical and typological dispositions about aspect-modality links. These are probed in a variety of non-related languages. The logically establishable links are the following: Modal verbs are aspect sensitive in the selection of their infinitival complements – embedded infinitival perfectivity implies root modal reading, whereas embedded infinitival imperfectivity triggers epistemic readings. However, in marked contexts such as negated ones, the aspectual affinities of modal verbs are neutralized or even subject to markedness inversion. All of this suggests that languages that do not, or only partially, bestow upon full modal verb paradigms seek to express modal variations in terms of their aspect oppositions. This typological tenet is investigated in a variety of languages from Indo-European (German, Slavic, Armenian), African, Asian, Amerindian, and Creoles. Seeming deviations and idiosyncrasies in the interaction between aspect and modality turn out to be highly rule-based.
[Typological Studies in Language, 79]  2008.  xxiv, 422 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Preface
ix
Introduction: Aspect-modality interfaces and interchanges across languages
Werner Abraham and Elisabeth Leiss
xi–xxiv
General
1
On the logic of generalizations about cross-linguistic aspect-modality links
Werner Abraham
3–13
The silent and aspect-driven patterns of deonticity and epistemicity: A chapter in diachronic typology
Elisabeth Leiss
15–41
Propositional aspect and the development of modal inferences in English
Debra Ziegeler
43–79
Towards an understanding of the progressive form in English: The Imperative as a heuristic tool
Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Marion Bond, Lori Heintzelman, Dan Keller, Saeko Ogihara and Erin Shay
81–96
Epistemic modality and aspect contingency in Armenian, Russian, and German
Stella Gevorgyan-Ninness
97–115
Slavic
117
Indefiniteness and imperfectivity as micro-grammatical contexts of epistemicity in German-Slovene translations
Carmen Terzan Kopecky
119–145
The connections between modality, aspectuality, and temporality in Modern Russian
Wladimir D. Klimonov and Gerda Klimonov
147–173
Aspectual coercion in Bulgarian negative imperatives
Milena Kuehnast
175–196
Russian modals možet 'can' and dolžen 'must' selecting the imperfective in negative contexts
Elena Padučeva
197–211
African
213
Tense, mood, and aspect in Gungbe (Kwa)
Enoch Oladé Aboh and Fabrice Nauze
215–239
The modal system of the Igbo language
Chinedu Uchechekwu
241–276
Asian
277
The aspect-modality link in the Japanese verbal complex and beyond
Heiko Narrog
279–307
The aspect-modality link in Japanese: The case of the evaluating sentence
Shin Tanaka
309–327
Amerindian
329
The Lakota aspect/modality markers -kinica and tkhá
Regina Pustet
331–355
Creole
357
A note on modality and aspect in Saramaccan
Heiko Narrog
359–368
Diachronic
369
Aspects of a reconstruction of form and function of modal verbs in Germanic and other languages
Michail L. Kotin
371–384
The autopsy of a modal – insights from the historical development of German
Jakob Maché
385–415
Index of authors
417–418
Index of subjects
419–422
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
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