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l On modality and modals
PREVIOUS WORK ON THE ENGLISH MODALS
STATISTICS ON MODALS AND MODALITIES
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Ability able adverb ambiguity American English basic meaning Boyd and Thorne Brown Corpus certainty Chapter combination componential analysis components containing context counterfactual dalities degree of likelihood difference discussed distinction Ehrman English modals epistemic modals epistemic senses equivalent event examples exemplified exponent External Modalities fact future grammatical grammatical person help his friends HYPO HYPO:C hypothetical idiomatic implies indicated interpretation inversion system John Joos language Leech linguistic M.A.K. Halliday main clause main verb Middle English modal expresses modal forms modal occurs modulation Necessity negated rhetorical negative non-past Obligation overtone Palmer paraphrase Permission permit polysemy POSS(l possible prediction present reference relations of implication samples Scale of External seen semantic sentence sentence elements Sonia speaker statement structure subcategory subclause subjunctive SUGGEST surface subject synonymy syntactic tence tense TENTATIVEly speaking texts that-clause tion tomorrow type of negation verb phrase volition words