The scope of modal categories. An empirical study

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This paper investigates the scope of modal categories. While it is hypothesized in many linguistic theories that different modal categories have different scope, there are only very few systematic studies that show differences. The language of investigation is Japanese, which has grammaticalized all cross-linguistically relevant modal categories and has a strict and transparent head-final structure, which is conducive to the study of scope. The results show that different modal categories indeed have different scope. However the scope properties of all modal categories do not all perfectly align to form a “clean” hierarchy. These problems can be solved if one distinguishes between ‘active’ scope (i.e. the categories some category can take scope over) and ‘passive’ scope (i.e. the categories some category can take scope under), and separates volitional (mainly deontic and boulomaic) from non-volitional (mainly epistemic and evidential) modal categories.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルRe-Assessing Modalising Expressions. Categories, co-text, and context
編集者Pascal Hohaus, Rainer Schulze
出版社John Benjamins Publishing Company
ページ47-77
ページ数31
ISBN(電子版)9789027260529
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020

出版物シリーズ

名前Studies in Language Companion Series
216
ISSN(印刷版)0165-7763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 言語学および言語

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