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Books: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics: Haverkate

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  1. paul, The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood

Message 1: The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 15:35:46 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood

Title: The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Henk Haverkate 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027251169, Pages: vi, 241 pp., Price: EUR 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588111954, Pages: vi, 241 pp., Price: USD 86.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588112926, Pages: vi, 241 pp., Price: USD 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027253471, Pages: vi, 241 pp., Price: EUR 55.00

This study provides a consistent description and explanation of the
syntax, the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish mood. A major
focus of attention is the central role of the truthfunctional
categories of realis, potentialis and irrealis as parameters relevant
to mood selection in both subordinate and non-subordinate
clauses. Furthermore, a proposal is offered for a new typology of
clause-embedding predicates. The framework chosen stems from the
insight that complement-taking predicates share the property of
providing information on the set of mental processes which
characterize intentional human behavior. At the level of pragmatic
analysis, mood selection is examined from a variety of angles. Thus,
specific research is conducted within the framework of speech act
theory, relevance theory, politeness theory and the theory of Gricean

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 
1. Modal categories of the Spanish verb: Levels of analysis 3 
2. Functions of the modal categories of the Spanish verb 7 
3.The modal structure of non-subordinate clauses 11 
4. Que-sentences 41 
5.The modal structure of subordinate clauses 45 
6. Conclusion 197 
Notes 199 
References 213 
Corpus 225 
Subject index 227 
Proper-name index 231 
Lexicon 233

Lingfield(s): Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Spanish (Language code: SPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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