Search for dissertations about: "modality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 252 swedish dissertations containing the word modality.

  1. 1. Modality and Subordinators in the Germanic Languages and beyond

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Jackie Nordström; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Germanic languages; factuality; subordinators; modality; propositional modality; general subordinators; that; if; whether; indicative; subjunctive; epistemic modality; irrealis; realis; Swedish;

    Abstract : This thesis argues that general subordinators, such as the Germanic THAT and IF, denote propositional modality. Propositional modality stands for the “speaker’s attitude to the truth-value or factual status of the proposition” (Palmer 2001:24) and is otherwise expressed by moods such as the indicative-subjunctive and epistemic-evidential modal markers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modality in Kazakh as spoken in China

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology

    Author : Aynur Abish; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Turkic languages; Kazakh; modality; Turkiska språk; Turkic languages;

    Abstract : This is a comprehensive study on expressions of modality in one of the largest Turkic languages, Kazakh, as it is spoken in China. Kazakh is the official language of the Republic of Kazakhstan and is furthermore spoken by about one and a half million people in China in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and in Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County in Gansu Province. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modality in Japanese

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology

    Author : Lars Larm; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

    Abstract : This thesis offers a detailed structural account of a full range of grammatical markers available for the expression of modality in Japanese. Twenty modal expressions are systematically analyzed in the context of a Western typological approach, with special attention being paid to the issue of subjectivity, in the spirit of the indigenous grammatical tradition. READ MORE

  4. 4. (De)coding Modality : The Case of Must, May, Måste and Kan

    University dissertation from English Studies

    Author : Anna Wärnsby; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language and literature; semiotics; syntax; modal verbs; modality; English-Swedish Parallel Corpus; epistemic; deontic; dynamic; indeterminacy; Controllability; Transitivity; Data Mining; pragmatics; Engelska språk och litteratur ; semantics; Grammar; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This study investigates the mechanisms of (de)coding modality, focusing on the interpretation of utterances containing the modals must, may, måste, and kan. The main research question posed in this study is what enables the interlocutors to interpret modal expressions so that communicative goals are achieved. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of Modality

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

    Author : Ylwa Wirling; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; epistemology of modality; modal epistemology; integration challenge; non-uniformism; modal empiricism; metaphysics of modality; epistemic value;

    Abstract : Philosophers have always taken an interest not only in what is actually the case, but in what is necessarily the case and what could possibly be the case. These are questions of modality. Epistemologists of modality enquire into how we can know what is necessary and what is possible. This dissertation concerns the meta-epistemology of modality. READ MORE