Modal expressions in Finnish

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Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 1992 - Foreign Language Study - 418 pages
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Modal expressions are expressions of a viewpoint and attitude. This study examines the nature and use of different modal categories. The main divisions are dynamic, deontic and apistemic modality. Within these domains of modality, special attention is given to the concepts of possibility and necessity and their different interpretations. From the resources of language, in the central position of the examination are the modal verbs. The study is both theoretical and empirical.

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Contents

DYNAMlC MODALlTY
19
DEONTlC MODALlTY
88
EPlSTEMlC MODALlTY
147

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