The development of modality in language acquisition

Defined as a general inner-linguistic function, modality pervades language and there can thus be no strictly nonmodal predicative expressions. We shall, however, in what follows, keep to grammatical tradition and exclude
Defined as a general inner-linguistic function, modality pervades language and there can thus be no strictly nonmodal predicative expressions. We shall, however, in what follows, keep to grammatical tradition and exclude declarative and interrogative sentences in the indicative mood from consideration. Although a thorough study of the development of modal negation should prove most rewarding, we must renounce such an attempt out of space limits. […] [W]e shall be concerned with the formal linguistic devices employed by the child for expressing modality in various languages and the functions these serve, i.e. how they are used. Only by the conjoint study of form and function can one hope to arrive at a fair understanding of how the modalizing function develops in the ontogenesis of language.
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Author:Ursula Stephany
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-245222
ISSN:1615-1496
Parent Title (German):Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln: Arbeitspapier ; Nr. 43
Series (Serial Number):Arbeitspapier / Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln (A.F. 43)
Publisher:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, Universität zu Köln
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:1983
Year of first Publication:1983
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/05/30
SWD-Keyword:Modalität <Linguistik>; Spracherwerb
Pagenumber:68
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistik
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Spracherwerb / Language acquisition
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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