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Aguirre, Manuel. 1976. Factuality and modality.
Publication type
Working paper
Publication language
Language as a subject


A generative semantic analysis of implicative verbs, leading to the hypothesis of a V-Fact node in the deep structure of assertions in English. The analysis is extended to the historical approach to language and applied to the issue of modality. This leads to the formulation of a theory of 'generative historical semantics'.