A Systemic Approach to the Modality System

| Ryukoku University
ISBN 9789027208347 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The main purpose of the book is to contrast the modality systems of English and Japanese, using Systemic Functional Grammar. The definition of modality is the region of uncertainty that lies between the polarity of ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Our motivation is that this publication would be valuable from both perspectives of the modality studies in English and Japanese, and the Systemic viewpoint of the Interpersonal metafunction. Our methodology can be contrasted with Japanese linguists such as Takashi Masuoka, Harumi Sawada and Yoshio Nitta, who define modality as the speaker’s subjective attitude which is located peripheral around the ‘core’ proposition, roughly speaking.
[Not in series, 234]  Expected March 2021.  v, 180 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Ken-Ichi Kadooka
The system of modulation in Japanese
Ryuichi Iimura
Grammatical metaphor of Transitivity, Mood and Modality in Japanese: A functional perspective
Kazuo Fukuda
A contrastive study of the English and the Japanese modality systems
Ken-Ichi Kadooka
The cognitive and linguistic reasoning process of the speaker’s choice of modal expressions from the system network: Modality from the perspective of pragmatic impairment
Sumi Kato
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax