The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood by Jan NuytsThe Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood by Jan Nuyts

The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood

EditorJan Nuyts, Johan Van Der Auwera

Hardcover | August 27, 2016

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This handbook offers an in depth and comprehensive state of the art survey of the linguistic domains of modality and mood. An international team of experts in the field examine the full range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the many facets of the phenomena involved. Followingan opening section that provides an introduction and historical background to the topic, the volume is divided into five parts. Parts 1 and 2 present the basic linguistic facts about the systems of modality and mood in the languages of the world, covering the semantics and the expression ofdifferent subtypes of modality and mood respectively. The authors also examine the interaction of modality and mood, mutually and with other semantic categories such as aspect, time, negation, and evidentiality. In Part 3, authors discuss the features of the modality and mood systems in fivetypologically different language groups, while chapters in Part 4 deal with wider perspectives on modality and mood: diachrony, areality, first language acquisition, and sign language. Finally, Part 5 looks at how modality and mood are handled in different theoretical approaches: formal syntax,functional linguistics, cognitive linguistics and construction grammar, and formal semantics.
Jan Nuyts is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Antwerp, having previously held positions at the universities of Salzburg, Amsterdam, Berkeley, and Heidelberg, and at the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. His main research area is cognitive-functional semantics. His current focus of att...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Modality and MoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Jan Nuyts: Surveying modality and mood: An introduction2. Johan van der Auwera and Alfonso Zamorano Aguilar: The history of modality and moodPart I: Semantics of Modality and Mood3. Jan Nuyts: Analyses of the modal meanings4. Mario Squartini: Interactions between modality and other semantic categories5. Irina Nikolaeva: Analyses of the semantics of moodPart II: The Expression of Modality and Mood6. Heiko Narrog: The expression of non-epistemic modal categories7. Kasper Boye: The expression of epistemic modality8. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: The linguistic marking of sentence types9. Caterina Mauri and Andrea Sanso: The linguistic marking of (ir)realis and subjunctive10. Andrej Malchukov and Viktor Xrakovskij: The linguistic interaction of mood with modality and other categoriesPart III: Sketches of Modality and Mood Systems11. Marianne Mithun: Modality and mood in Iroquoian12. Zygmunt Frayzyngier: Modality and mood in Chadic13. Hilary Chappell and Alain Peyraube: Modality and mood in Sinitic14. Frantisek Lichtenberk: Modality and mood in Oceanic15. Daniel Van Olmen and Johan van der Auwera: Modality and mood in Standard Average EuropeanPart IV16. Debra Ziegeler: The diachrony of modality and mood17. Bjorn Hansen and Umberto Ansaldo: Areality in modality and mood18. Maya Hickmann and Dominique Bassano: Modality and mood in first language acquisition19. Barbara Shaffer and Terry Janzen: Modality and mood in American Sign LanguagePart V20. Katrin Axel-Tober and Remus Gergel: Modality and mood in formal syntactic approaches21. Karin Aijmer: Modality and mood in functional linguistic approaches22. Ronny Boogaart and Egbert Fortuin: Modality and mood in cognitive linguistics and construction grammars23. Magdalena Kaufmann and Stefan Kaufmann: Modality and mood in formal semantics