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2016 | 72 | 211-229
Article title

Towards a transboundary approach to the analysis of linguistic modality – elements of an empirical investigation of the modal auxiliary must in contemporary American English

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W kierunku transgranicznej interpretacji modalności językowej – przyczynek do badań empirycznych posiłkowego czasownika modalnego must we współczesnej amerykańskiej odmianie języka angielskiego
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Abstracts
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The present article aims to demonstrate a transboundary approach to a linguistic modality analysis. The transboundary approach is perceived as such in which a researcher needs to cross certain boundaries in their studies on modal verbs. These include: notional boundaries, word boundaries, as well as the domains of the semantic field of modal expressions. The author attempts to illustrate this with a study of modality-(grammatical) aspect interaction and modality-negation-(grammatical)aspect interaction, which are exemplified with the English modal auxiliary must. The analysis was carried out on 147 language samples excerpted from The Corpus of Contemporary American English.
PL
Artykuł ma na celu zaprezentowanie transgranicznego podejścia do analiz modalności językowej. Transgraniczność jest tutaj rozumiana jako przekraczanie granic w badaniu czasowników modalnych. Znajdują się wśród nich granice pojęciowe, granice wyrazu, a także granice stref tworzących pole semantyczne badanego wyrażenia. Na przykładzie angielskiego czasownika modalnego must autor podejmuje próbę zanalizowania zjawiska interakcji modalności z aspektem gramatycznym oraz modalności z negacją i aspektem gramatycznym, ukazując w ten sposób podejście transgraniczne. Badanie przeprowadzono na 147 próbkach materiału językowego z korpusu współczesnej amerykańskiej odmiany języka angielskiego (The Corpus of Contemporary American English).Contemporary American English.
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Zielonogórski w Zielonej Górze
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