- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood
- The Contributors
- Surveying Modality and Mood: An Introduction
- The History of Modality and Mood
- Analyses of the Modal Meanings
- Interactions between Modality and Other Semantic Categories
- Analyses of the Semantics of Mood
- The Expression of Non-Epistemic Modal Categories
- The Expression of Epistemic Modality
- Sentence Types
- The Linguistic Marking of (Ir)Realis and Subjunctive
- The Linguistic Interaction of Mood with Modality and Other Categories
- Modality and Mood in Iroquoian
- Modality and Mood in Chadic
- Modality and Mood in Sinitic
- Modality and Mood in Oceanic
- Modality and Mood in Standard Average European
- The Diachrony of Modality and Mood
- Areality in Modality and Mood
- Modality and Mood in First Language Acquisition
- Modality and Mood in American Sign Language
- Modality and Mood in Formal Syntactic Approaches
- Modality and Mood in Functional Linguistic Approaches
- Modality and Mood in Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammars
- Modality and Mood in Formal Semantics
- Person index
- Language index
- Subject index
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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter surveys some of the most important findings in the literature regarding the syntagmatic interactions between linguistic expressions of mood and of modality and some other categories, and regarding how these interactions may be explained in terms of the semantic properties of the categories involved. After a preliminary exemplification of the syntagmatic interaction of mood with other categories, showing how infelicitous combinations are either blocked or reinterpreted, the chapter deals, in subsequent sections, with the interaction with modal and modality related markers, with tense, with aspect, with negation, and with person. It concludes with a further discussion of the factors regulating the interaction of mood with other categories, viz., most importantly, functional (in)compatibility, markedness and economy.
Andrej L. Malchukov is a Senior Researcher at the St Petersburg Institute for Linguistic Research (Russian Academy of Sciences) and is currently affiliated to the University of Mainz. Apart from descriptive work on Siberian (in particular, Tungusic) languages, his main research interests lie in the domain of language typology. He has published extensively on issues of morphosyntactic typology; in particular, he is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Case (with Andrew Spencer; OUP, 2009), Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: a Comparative Handbook (with Bernard Comrie and Martin Haspelmath; Mouton de Gruyter, 2010), Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage (with Brian MacWhinney and Edith Moravcsik; OUP, 2014), and Valency Classes in the World’s Languages (with Bernard Comrie; 2 vols., Mouton de Gruyter, 2015).
Viktor S. Xrakovskij is a chair of the department of Linguistic Typology at the Institute for Linguistic Research in St. Petersburg (Russian Academy of Sciences) and a leader of St. Petersburg Typology Group. He is the author of over 250 academic contributions dealing with various aspects of linguistic typology, as well as with Russian studies and Arabic/Semitic studies. He has edited volumes on the typology of diathesis, reflexives, iteratives and verbal plurality, imperatives, conditionals, concessive constructions, and relative tense constructions. Many of his more recent typological volumes are also available in English translations (at Lincom), including the Typology of iterative constructions (1997), Typology of imperative constructions (2001), Typology of conditional constructions (2005), and Typology of concessive constructions (2012).
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