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ERIC Number: EJ489595
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2267
The English Modal Auxiliaries: From Lexical Semantics to Utterance Interpretation.
Klinge, Alex
Journal of Linguistics, v29 n2 p315-57 Sep 1993
A framework is formulated to explain the context and content sensitivity involved in the meaning of utterances of sentences containing a modal auxiliary. It is argued that the English language is based in a relatively simple, well-structured semantic system, yet it is used on a highly complex world of communication. (Contains 39 references.) (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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