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Product Description: The term modality encompasses a number of categories: modal verbs, modal particles, and confirmatory questions. This volume examines, on the one hand, the common features of basic modal and epistemic versions of modal verbs, and, on the other, modal particles...read more
By Elisabeth Leiss (editor)

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9783110331981 | Mouton De Gruyter, September 30, 2013, cover price $168.00 | About this edition: The term modality encompasses a number of categories: modal verbs, modal particles, and confirmatory questions.

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Product Description: This typological overview compares to what degree different languages have means to give expression to modality (possibility, necessity) without lexical and direct inflectional means. The criterial patterns derive from a variety of languages such as German, English, Chinese, French, Scandinavian, Italian, Rumanian, Russian, Polish, and Gothic as well as Old High German...read more
By Elisabeth Leiss (editor)

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9781443840590 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, September 1, 2012, cover price $92.95 | About this edition: This typological overview compares to what degree different languages have means to give expression to modality (possibility, necessity) without lexical and direct inflectional means.

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Product Description: This introductory work is designed to help readers understand and categorize the basic axiomatic positions adopted by texts in the fields of language philosophy and theory. As a method of orientation, it proposes that we approach individual texts in terms of their understanding of the relationships between language, thought, and reality...read more

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9783110280234 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 30, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: This introductory work is designed to help readers understand and categorize the basic axiomatic positions adopted by texts in the fields of language philosophy and theory.

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Product Description: Every philosophical involvement with language centres on the notion of representation. There is controversy over what language represents. The answers can be classified and used as a basis for a systematic survey: 1. Language represents the world...read more

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9783110205473 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, June 15, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Every philosophical involvement with language centres on the notion of representation.

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Product Description: The main topics pursued in this volume are based on empirical insights derived from Germanic: logical and typological dispositions about aspect-modality links. These are probed in a variety of non-related languages. The logically establishable links are the following: Modal verbs are aspect sensitive in the selection of their infinitival complements – embedded infinitival perfectivity implies root modal reading, whereas embedded infinitival imperfectivity triggers epistemic readings...read more
By Elisabeth Leiss (editor)

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9789027229922 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2008, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: The main topics pursued in this volume are based on empirical insights derived from Germanic: logical and typological dispositions about aspect-modality links.

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Product Description: The following theoretical-empirical points on the DP are discussed: Article and its referential-anaphoric properties by Abraham (Determiners in Centering Theory); Bartra (On bare NPs in Old Spanish and Catalan); identification of all functional nominal categories by Stvan (Bare singular count nouns); Kupisch & Koops (Specificity and negation); Jäger (History of German indefinite determiners); typological comparison of the interaction of nominal and verbal determination by Abraham (Discourse-functional crystallization of the or­ig­inal demonstrative); Leiss (Covert (in)definiteness and aspect in Old Icelandic, Goth­ic, Old High German); Lohndal (Double definiteness during Old Norse); emergence of DP in ontogeny/phylogeny by Osawa (DP, TP and aspect in Old English and L1 acquisition); Bittner (Early functions of definites in L1 acquisition); Wood (Demonstratives and possessives emergent from Old English); Bauer ((in)defin­ite articles in Indo-European) and Stark (Variation in nominal indefiniteness in Romance)...read more
By Werner Abraham (editor), Elisabeth Leiss (editor) and Elisabeth Stark (editor)

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9789027230997 | John Benjamins Pub Co, August 15, 2007, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: The following theoretical-empirical points on the DP are discussed: Article and its referential-anaphoric properties by Abraham (Determiners in Centering Theory); Bartra (On bare NPs in Old Spanish and Catalan); identification of all functional nominal categories by Stvan (Bare singular count nouns); Kupisch & Koops (Specificity and negation); Jäger (History of German indefinite determiners); typological comparison of the interaction of nominal and verbal determination by Abraham (Discourse-functional crystallization of the or­ig­inal demonstrative); Leiss (Covert (in)definiteness and aspect in Old Icelandic, Goth­ic, Old High German); Lohndal (Double definiteness during Old Norse); emergence of DP in ontogeny/phylogeny by Osawa (DP, TP and aspect in Old English and L1 acquisition); Bittner (Early functions of definites in L1 acquisition); Wood (Demonstratives and possessives emergent from Old English); Bauer ((in)defin­ite articles in Indo-European) and Stark (Variation in nominal indefiniteness in Romance).

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Product Description: Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, warum es Sprachen mit Artikel und solche ohne Artikel gibt. Am Fallbeispiel der Artikelentstehung in den germanischen Sprachen (Altisländisch, Gotisch und Althochdeutsch) wird herausgearbeitet, daß Artikelsysteme immer dann fehlen, wenn Sprachen intakte Aspektpaare aufweisen, und umgekehrt...read more

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9783110167184 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, June 1, 2000, cover price $224.00 | About this edition: Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, warum es Sprachen mit Artikel und solche ohne Artikel gibt.

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