Semantics: modality

Course Code :2014FLWTLE
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Van der Auwera

3. Course contents *

The modal auxiliaries constitute a core component of the grammar of English. They present researchers of diverse orientations with intricate data, with respect to both form and function. After an introduction on the general notion of modality, the course will survey the form and the meaning of the English modals, in part on the basis of J. Coates (1983). We will then engage in detailed corpus work.