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dc.title Modal Verbs from a Crosslinguistic Perspective en
dc.contributor.author Machová, Dagmar
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2013: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-450-7
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 5
dc.citation.spage 79
dc.citation.epage 88
dc.event.title 5th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2013-09-05
dc.event.edate 2013-09-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB)
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2013/
dc.subject modal verbs en
dc.subject auxiliary verbs en
dc.subject English en
dc.subject agreement en
dc.subject subcategorization en
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses modal verbs in selected languages in terms of their morphological and syntactic properties. It deals in detail with English modal verbs, demonstrating that they form quite a homogenous group. Furthermore, the paper explores properties of modal verbs in other languages (Germanic, Slavonic, Romance, Hungarian, Balto-Finnic, Turkic and Chinese), demonstrating that, contrary to their English counterparts, modals in the majority of languages form quite heterogeneous groups with respect to their morphological and syntactic properties, such as conjugation, subcategorization and agreement. In other words, the paper demonstrates that the category of modal verbs cannot be crosslinguistically based on formal grounds. The paper also shows that modal verbs are found predominantly in Indo-European languages, whereas other languages frequently employ other grammatical means to express modal meanings. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006512
utb.identifier.obdid 43874086
utb.identifier.wok 000373408700005
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 84058
utb.contributor.internalauthor Machová, Dagmar
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