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Mood Choice in Complement Clauses

A Semantic Approach with Special Reference to Hungarian

by Toth (Author)
Monographs 160 Pages
Series: Metalinguistica, Volume 21

Summary

The volume investigates various approaches to mood distribution and mood variation in lexically selected complement clauses with special reference to Hungarian data. Its primary aim is to show that semantic factors play a crucial role in mood choice. The analysis focuses on the indicative/non-indicative opposition, the latter category includes the subjunctive, the imperative and the conditional. Critical discussion, revision and elaboration of previous semantic approaches pertaining to mood choice are presented, with particular emphasis on the applicability of the various analyses to mood phenomena in Hungarian. The author proposes two novel hypotheses about mood choice in Hungarian complement clauses.

Details

Pages
160
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631572573
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 160 pp., num. tables, 7 graphs

Biographical notes

Toth (Author)

The Author: Enikő Tóth, Ph.D., is currently assistant professor at the Department of General and Applied Linguistics at the University of Debrecen (Hungary). She specializes in (formal) semantics.

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