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Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PUBLIS, 2017.

Subject Greek language -- Modality.
Description 1 online resource
Contents Table of Contents; List of Diagrams; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Chapter One; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Modal Expressions in Greek; 2 Linguistic Theories of Modality; 2.1 Types of Modality; 2.2 Kratzer's framework (1977, 1981, 1991b); 2.3 Portner (1997, 2007a, 2009); 3 Conclusions; Chapter Two; 1 Introduction; 2 Tense and Aspect in Greek; 2.1 Informal Approaches to Greek Tense and Aspect; 2.2 Aspect in Main Clauses; 2.3 Aspect in Embedded Clauses; 3 Mood Choice; 3.1 Mood Choice in Complement Clauses; 3.2 Complementizer Selection; 3.3 Complements of Modal Verbs.
4 A Framework for Greek Temporal System5 Conclusion; Chapter Three; 1 Introduction; 2 Issues in Epistemic Modality; 3 Modality and Speech Acts; 3.1 Modality and Truth Content; 3.2 Modality and Evidentiality; 3.3 Truth Commitment; 4 Types of Epistemic Modality in Greek; 4.1 Epistemic Possibility Verbs and Adverbs; 5 Epistemic Necessity Operators: prepi and tha; 6 Embeddability of the Greek Modals; 6.1 The Known Falsity Test; 6.2 The Assent/Dissent Test; 6.3 The Yes/No Interrogatives Test; 6.4 The Embeddability Test; 6.5 The Scope Test; 7 Complement Clauses.
8 The Protasis of the Conditional Constructions9 Evidentiality in Greek Epistemic Modals; 9.1 The Evidential Component; 9.2 The Types of Evidence; 9.3 The Epistemic Commitment; 10 Conclusions; Chapter Four; 1 Introduction; 2 Current Theories; 2.1 Future: A Modal with a Tense-like Component; 2.2 Future: Aspectual Distinctions; 2.3 Future: An Epistemic Necessity Modal; 3 The Characteristics of the Future Reference; 3.1 Future Reference in Greek; 3.2 Parameters of the Modal Interpretation; 3.2.1 Modal Force; 3.2.2 Modal Base; 3.2.3 Ordering Source; 4 The Branching Time Model.
4.1 Gradience within Possible Worlds4.2 Pruning the Set of Possible Worlds; 5 Analysis; 5.1 The Logical Structure of Future Reference; 5.2 Determining the Universal Quantificational Domain; 5.3 Deriving the Readings of Future Reference; 5.3.1 The Epistemic Future; 5.3.2 The Temporal (predictive) Future; 5.3.3 The Deontic Future; 5.3.4 The Abilitative Future; 6 Conclusions; Chapter Five; 1 Introduction; 2 Issues in Priority Modality; 3 Types of Priority Modality in Greek; 4 Functional and Formal Variation of Priority Modality; 4.1 Priority Modality with BORI / AS.
4.2 Priority Modality with PREPI / NA5 Imperatives; 6 Descriptive Priority Modality in Greek; 7 The Argument Structure; 7.1 The Syntax of Modal Verbs; 7.2 Modal Verbs: Control or Raising?; 7.3 Argument Structure of Modality: The Subject; 7.4 Incorporating Causality; 7.5 Modality as causation, force and action; 8 Performativity and Priority Modality; 8.1 Imperatives and Priority Modality; 9 Capturing the Meaning of Priority Modality; 9.1 Priority Modality as Updating TDL; 9.2 Priority Modality as Modalized Propositions; 9.3 An Analysis of the Priority Modality.
Summary This book provides a formal analysis of both main and embedded modality in the modern Greek language. By reassessing the main arguments of the classical semantic and syntactic literature related to modality, this study offers a new account of its interpretation in modern Greek in terms of non-veridicality and non-monotonic principles. It is argued that the interpretation of modality in modern Greek depends on semantic and discourse components which are regulated by contextual information, evidentiality, causation, and inference. The analysis offered implies a greater significance of modality,
ISBN 9781443864077 (electronic bk.)
1443864072 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 968294375
Additional Format Print version: STARAKI, ELENI. MODALITY IN MODERN GREEK. 1ST UNABRIDGED. [Place of publication not identified] : CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PUBLIS, 2017 1443816965 9781443816960 (OCoLC)964303376

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