ERIC Number: ED193941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics. Volume 5, Number 1.
Hamel, Patricia, Ed.; Schaefer, Ronald, Ed.
These papers deal with a variety of topics bearing on modality in a variety of languages and language families. While all languages have ways of expressing modality, that is, such notions as possibility, necessity, and contingency, this phenomenon has been the object of little systematic linguistic analysis. These papers are presented with the hope that they will stimulate comments from the profession. The papers are: (1) "Modality in Malay," by A. A. Idris; (2) "Subjective Modality," by C. Seibel; (3) "Modality in Alsatian," by M. A. Hessini; (4) "What Could Dekiru Possibly Mean?" by W. L. Wight; (5) "A Note on 'Can' and 'May,'" by C. Oh and C. Seibel; (6) "The Subjunctive in Spanish," by J. Miguel Solano; (7) "Modality in Modern Hebrew," by E. Dromi; (8) "Stackability of Modalities," by I. S. Shaw; (9) "A Cross-Linguistic Look at Future Markers," by P. J. Hamel; and (10) "The Turkish Future Marker," by F. Yavas. A bibliography on modalities completes the volume. (AMH)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, English, Hebrew, Higher Education, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Universals, Languages, Linguistic Theory, Malay, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Spanish, Syntax, Turkic Languages, Verbs
Linguistics Graduate Student Association, Dept. of Linguistics, 428 Blake Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Linguistics.
Identifiers: Alsatian Dialects; Auxiliary Verbs