Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBerbeira Gardón, José Luis
dc.contributor.otherFilología Francesa e Inglesaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-02T10:18:08Z
dc.date.available2013-05-02T10:18:08Z
dc.date.issued1998-01-01T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.issn0214-4808
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10498/15242
dc.description.abstractThis paper sets out to reasess some relevance-theoretic analyses of the English modals, in particular Walton (1988), Groefsema (1995), Klinge (1993) and Berbeira Gardón (1996a), and show how a unified treatment of modal verbs is possible within the framework of Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory. Before going through each of these proposals one by one, a summary is offered of the main theoretical assumptions common to all of them. In the last two sections, it is argued that a unified account of the English modals can be given if we assume that they encode that the state of affairs described in the proposition expressed is located in a potential world. This proposal draws heavily on Wilson and Sperber's (1988) account of non-declarative sentences.en_US
dc.formatapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.sourceRevista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (1998), vol. 11. Special Issue Devoted to Relevance Theory, pp. 3-22en_US
dc.subjectrelevance theoryen_US
dc.subjectmodalityen_US
dc.subjectEnglish modal verbsen_US
dc.subjectsemanticsen_US
dc.subjectpragmaticsen_US
dc.titleRelevance and modalityen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution 3.0 Unported
This work is under a Creative Commons License Attribution 3.0 Unported