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Portner, Paul. 2009. Modality. (Oxford Surveys in Semantics & Pragmatics). New York: OUP-USA. 304 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book on semantic theories of modality attempts to explain and assess important contemporary linguistic theories and to consider a variety of linguistic phenomena from the viewpoint of these theories. It also discusses the link between modality and other topics, such as tense, aspect, mood, and discourse meaning.