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Modal Adjectives : English Deontic and Evaluative Constructions in Diachrony and Synchrony

Modal Adjectives : English Deontic and Evaluative Constructions in Diachrony and Synchrony
Modal Adjectives
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English Deontic and Evaluative Constructions in Diachrony and Synchrony
The book revisits the notion of deontic modality from the perspective of an understudied category in the modal domain, viz. adjectives. It analyses extraposition constructions with English adjectives like essential and appropriate, and uses this to refine traditional definitions of deontic modality. Together with dynamic and evaluative meanings, this category is integrated into a conceptual map, for which diachronic and synchronic evidence is adduced
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  • 425.5
  • 425/.5
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PE1315.M6 L56 2012
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Modal Adjectives : English Deontic and Evaluative Constructions in Diachrony and Synchrony
8.3.1. SoA-related and speaker-related deontic uses
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  • Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 The notion of modality; 1.1. Dynamic -- deontic -- epistemic modality: The basic categories; 1.1.1. Dynamic modality; 1.1.2. Deontic modality; 1.1.3. Epistemic modality; 1.1.4. Alternative organizations of the modal domain; 1.2. Relations between the basic categories; 1.2.1. Conceptual relations; 1.2.2. Formal, diachronic and ontogenetic relations; 1.3. Categories at the edges of modality; 1.3.1. Mood; 1.3.2. Volition; 1.3.3. Rational modality; 1.3.4. Evaluation; 1.4. Conclusion
  • 4.3. The semantic development of vital4.4. Essential and vital: A first pathway to deontic meaning; 4.5. The semantic development of crucial; 4.6. The semantic development of critical; 4.7. Crucial and critical: A second pathway to deontic meaning; 4.8. Adjectival pathways to deontic meaning; Chapter 5 The diachrony of the clausal complement patterns; 5.1. The relation between matrix and complement; 5.1.1. The development of the copular extraposition construction; 5.1.2. Copular and transitive verb constructions in the conceptual map; 5.2. The types of clausal complement; 5.2.1. That-clauses
  • 5.2.2. To-clauses5.2.3. The distribution of that-clauses and to-clauses; 5.3. Conclusion; Chapter 6 The diachrony of the complex constructions: The development of propositional complements; 6.1. The construction types and data; 6.2. Towards a synchronic functional description; 6.2.1. The interaction between matrix and complement: Mandative versus propositional primary complements; 6.2.2. The types of primary mandative and propositional complements; 6.2.3. Secondary complements; 6.3. Diachronic development of mandative complements; 6.4. Diachronic development of propositional complements
  • 6.4.1. The adjectives of importance6.4.2. The adjectives of appropriateness; 6.5. Summary and questions for further research; 6.6. Conclusions from the diachronic analysis; Chapter 7 Data and methods of the synchronic synthesis and refinement; Chapter 8 Synchronic constructions: Refinements of the conceptual map; 8.1. Non-modal evaluation; 8.1.1. Mental focus on proposition; 8.1.2. Genuine non-modal evaluative use; 8.1.3. Specialized use; 8.1.4. Locative use; 8.1.5. Knowledge/acquisition of knowledge use; 8.1.6. Conclusion; 8.2. Bridging contexts; 8.3. Deontic and dynamic modality
  • Chapter 2 Adjectives in the modal-evaluative domain2.1. The adjectives studied: Weak versus strong; 2.2. Constructions with adjectives: Conceptual types; 2.2.1. Adjectives and dynamic modality; 2.2.2. Adjectives and deontic modality; 2.2.3. A reassessment of (deontic) modality; 2.3. The conceptual map; Chapter 3 Data and methods of the diachronic analysis; 3.1. The data; 3.2. The corpora; 3.3. Queries and glosses; Chapter 4 The semantic development of the adjectival matrix; 4.1. The data: Latin and Romance loans; 4.2. The semantic development of essential
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  • pebcs3110252945

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