Verbal mood is a linguistic category which marks how a clause is used in the computation of subsentential modal meaning. Most prominently exemplified by indicative and subjunctive verb forms, verbal mood has been the subject of much research in linguistics. This chapter outlines the key data showing how verbal mood functions in grammar and presents the most important theories of verbal mood. It evaluates these theories, formalizes and synthesizes their most significant insights, and identifies the most important central issues for future research on this topic.
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.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.