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Rivero, Maria-Luisa. 1972. Remarks on operators and modalities. Foundations of Language 9 (2) : 209–241.
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R. suggests that operators such as performatives, modal verbs and modal adverbials, quantifiers, the conditional 'if', and tenses are best regarded as relational elements in a phrase marker. The assumption that there is a separate operator or modality node, is rejected.