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Modals and quasi-modals in English

Collins, Peter

Modals and quasi-modals in English

by Collins, Peter

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Published by Rodopi in Amsterdam, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammaticalization,
  • Corpora (Linguistics),
  • English language,
  • Modality

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Collins
    SeriesLanguage and computers : studies in practical linguistics -- no. 67
    Contributionsebrary, Inc
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1315.M6 C65 2009eb
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] /
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25564679M
    ISBN 109042025328
    ISBN 109789042025325
    OCLC/WorldCa644525087

    How to use Modals in English Grammar - Explanations and Examples. Menu. Modals in English Grammar. Advertisements. 1. can. Use Examples; ability to do sth. in the present (substitute form: to be able to) I can speak English. Quasi-modals and Modals in Australian English Fiction , with Comparisons across British and American English Show all authors. Peter Collins 1. Peter Collins. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author.

    Semi-modal auxiliary verbs, often simply called semi-modal verbs, are verbs that sometimes behave like modal auxiliary verbs. ,” the use of dare as a modal verb has become rare in modern English. As a main verb. Dare can also be used as an intransitive main verb with the same meaning as the modal version. When it functions as a main verb. For practice with modals in the English language, use the following group activity. Organize students into 5 groups (if your class is mixed ESL students with general ed learners, try to form.

      Quasi modals are also called semi-modals. There are four quasi modals: ‘used to’, ‘need to’, ‘dare to’ and ‘ought to’. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct modal given within the brackets to suit the sentence. The modals, which had been used to fill a gap in the grammatical system, had created a gap for themselves now, which had to be filled again with a new set of quasi-modals like „to have to‟ or „to be able to‟, which still provided all the features and possibilities that the original modals didn‟t.


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Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related 'quasi-modals' in English. The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic by:   Modals and Quasi-modals in English (Language and Computers Book 67) - Kindle edition by Collins, Peter.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Modals and Quasi-modals in English (Language and Computers Book 67).4/5(1). Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related 'quasi-modals' in English.

The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. "Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related 'quasi-modals' in English.

The study is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. Modals and Quasi-Modals in English by Peter Collins,Rodopi B.V.

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The main purpose of this book is to increase your understanding of modal verbs and your ability to use them appropriately. Each unit introduces one meaning of modal verbs, for example: Ability, Advisability, Obligation, Request, etc. Author by: Peter Collins Language: en Publisher by: Rodopi Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 90 Total Download: File Size: 45,7 Mb GET BOOK.

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(Language and. The study, which analyzes every token of the modals and quasi- modals across the spoken and written data, comparatively explores dialectical variation, stylistic variation, and diachronic variation.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR). Modal Expressions in English book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the modals and a set of semantically-related ‘quasi-modals’ in English.

The study is the largest and most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change.

Modals and quasi‐modals in world Englishes. PETER COLLINS. Linguistics Department, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSWAustralia. E‐mail: [email protected] Search for more papers by this author. PETER COLLINS. Recent research on modals and quasi-modals has identified two complementary trends: a rise in the popularity of quasi-modals and a decline in that of modals.

There is a strong tendency for American rather than British English to be leading the way in these developments. Furthermore, quasi-modals are thriving in speech, their modal counterparts in writing.

The modals (must, can, will) and their counterpart quasi-modals (have to, be able to, be going to) were focused upon in this study. The results showed that reference books tend to overgeneralize the different usage of modals and quasi-modals.

This finding may help to. The findings of the present study of selected modals and quasi-modals in matching corpora of Australian, New Zealand, British and American English reinforce those of diachronic investigations attesting to the rising popularity of the quasi-modals and declining fortunes of the modals in recent decades.

That these two developments are connected is suggested by the near symmetrical. Thus, modals are frequently classified, according to their primary meanings, into possibility modals (can, may, might, could), necessity modals (ought, should, must) and predictive modals (will.

The following illustrates the modals and quasi-modals of English chosen for the study: modals quasi-modals must have to should have got to need need to be supposed to ought to had better To find out how these modals and quasi-modals are used in the varieties, the following research questions need to be answered: first and foremost, what is the.

Modals and quasi-modals in English. Amsterdam: Rodopi. MLA Citation. Collins, Peter. Modals and quasi-modals in English / Peter Collins Rodopi Amsterdam Australian/Harvard Citation. Collins, Peter.Modals and quasi-modals in English / Peter .The modals and quasi-modals of obligation and necessity in Australian English and other Englishes Author(s): Peter Collins Source: English World-Wide, Vol Issue 3, Janp.

- Modal verbs represent a subgroup of the wider category of auxiliary verbs with which they share many properties. Prototypical auxiliaries in English are be, have, and do, though these verbs may also be used as main verbs. ‘Auxiliary’ is the established term for a verb that assumes a function similar to that of verbal inflection (i.e.

tense.