Search for dissertations about: "modality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 295 swedish dissertations containing the word modality.

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

    Author : Jackie Nordström; danska och isländska Avdelningen för svenskämnen; []
    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

    Author : Aynur Abish; Eva Agnes Csato Johanson; Lars Johanson; László Károly; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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. (De)coding Modality : The Case of Must, May, Måste and Kan

    Author : Anna Wärnsby; Engelska; []
    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

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

    Author : Ylwa Wirling; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    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

  5. 5. Interaction Infrastructure : a Holistic Approach to Support Co-Modality for Freight

    Author : Inger Gustafsson; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Logistics; Co-modality; Transport policy; Information;

    Abstract : In this thesis I have illustrated how information is essential for the management of transport chains. I have explored the notion of transparency as well as its importance for transport chains. The conclusion drawn is that transparency does not mean that every player should know everything at all times. READ MORE