Publication details [#2547]

Davies, Eirian C. 1979. On the semantics of syntax: Mood and condition in English. Croom Helm. 205 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject
Person as a subject


D. distinguishes interpretational meaning (on the level of Austin's 'locution') from interactional meaning (on the level of Austin's 'illocution'), and lexical meaning from grammatical meaning. The semantics of mood is to be situated on the grammatical level at the intersection of interpretational and interactional meaning.

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