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The Resource Epistemic modality : functional properties and the Italian system, Paola Pietrandrea, (electronic resource)

Epistemic modality : functional properties and the Italian system, Paola Pietrandrea, (electronic resource)

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Epistemic modality : functional properties and the Italian system
Title
Epistemic modality
Title remainder
functional properties and the Italian system
Statement of responsibility
Paola Pietrandrea
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Pietrandrea, Paola
Dewey number
425/.6
LC call number
PC1290
LC item number
.P54 2005eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Studies in language companion series,
Series volume
v. 74
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  • Italian language
  • Italian language
  • Epistemics
Summary expansion
This volume offers an original theoretical and methodological approach to the hotly debated issue of epistemic modality. The analysis is conducted in a rigorous typological frame developed after a careful consideration of a wealth of cross-linguistic data, and focuses on Italian, a language often disregarded in comparative analyses. The complexity of the Italian epistemic system provides relevant information that will undoubtedly foster a better understanding of the topic. A new definition of epistemic modality is proposed on a functional basis and the structure of the Italian epistemic system is closely described. The morpho-syntactic characteristics of Italian epistemic forms are regarded as the result of the dialectic between universal functional pressures and peculiar system resistances. Shaped by the system, epistemic modality emerges as an intrinsically linguistic category, which cannot be downsized to a mere conceptual notion, as other approaches would propose
Label
Epistemic modality : functional properties and the Italian system, Paola Pietrandrea, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-229) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000518649
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unknown
Extent
xii, 232 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9789027285348
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(e-book)
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ill.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000518649
Label
Epistemic modality : functional properties and the Italian system, Paola Pietrandrea, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-229) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000518649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 232 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9789027285348
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000518649

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