Hypothetical Modality: Grammaticalisation in an L2 Dialect Debra Ziegeler

ISBN: 9789027298713

Published: July 15th 2000

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290 pages


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Hypothetical Modality: Grammaticalisation in an L2 Dialect  by  Debra Ziegeler

Hypothetical Modality: Grammaticalisation in an L2 Dialect by Debra Ziegeler
July 15th 2000 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 290 pages | ISBN: 9789027298713 | 4.16 Mb

This book marks a new development in the field of grammaticalisation studies, in that it extends the field of grammaticalisation studies from relatively homogeneous languages to those possessing well-established and institutionalised second languageMoreThis book marks a new development in the field of grammaticalisation studies, in that it extends the field of grammaticalisation studies from relatively homogeneous languages to those possessing well-established and institutionalised second language varieties. In Hypothetical Modality, special reference is made to Singaporean English, a native-speaker L2 dialect of considerable importance in the South-East Asian region, and to the expression in the dialect of hypothetical modality, which appears to be indistinguishable from non-hypothetical modality in terms of the use of preterite or past forms of modal verbs.

Within a grammaticalisation framework, a number of factors can be seen to be relevant to an explanation, including substratum and contact features such as tense/aspect marking, levels of lexical retention as an individual (psychological) phenomenon, and the fact that such dialects have a discontinuity in their development.

In addition, the book defines pragmatic approaches to the understanding of hypothetical modality, in both diachronic and synchronic terms.



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