Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic ChangeA Cross-Linguistic Perspective$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Heiko Narrog

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199694372

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 July 2019

Into (and Out of) Modality

Into (and Out of) Modality

Chapter:
(p.259) 7 Into (and Out of) Modality
Source:
Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change
Author(s):

Heiko Narrog

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0007

This chapter deals with directionality of change between modality and voice (section 1), modality and possession (section 2), and modality and aspect (section 3). The first two categories (voice and possession) are shown to be unidirectional sources of modality, while between aspect and modality, a relationship of bi‐directionality seems to hold. This is again in support of the model proposed in this book, which posits unidirectional change from lower to higher categories, while no general (categorical) prediction can be made concerning categories on the same syntactic level (aspect and event‐oriented modality).

Keywords:   voice, possession, aspect, bi-directionality, syntactic levels

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .