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ERIC Number: EJ238927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
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The Semantics and Syntax of Modal Verbs in Amoy.
Shou-hsin, Teng
Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, v15 n2 p33-44 May 1980
Modal verbs in Chinese are characterized in terms of internal and external modality; the former defines a state a noun is in or a quality a noun has while the latter defines a circumstantial factor that affects an event. Modal verbs and their compounds are contrasted in Mandarin and Amoy dialects. (Author/PJM)
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Language: English
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