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English Modality in Perspective

Genre Analysis and Contrastive Studies


Roberta Facchinetti and Frank Palmer

Contents: Roberta Facchinetti/Frank Palmer: Introduction – Casey Mari Keck/Douglas Biber: Modal use in spoken and written university registers: A corpus-based study – Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli: Interacting with the audience: Modal verbs in cross-cultural business lectures – Mirjana N. Dedaić: If I may say, I would like to ask and Let me repeat: Modality-construed mitigation markers in political communication – John Morley: Modals in persuasive journalism: An example from the Economist – Polly Walsh: Investigating prediction in financial and business news articles – Norma Susana Rezzano: Modality and modal responsibility in research articles in English – Juana I. Marín-Arrese/Laura Hidalgo Downing/Silvia Molina Plaza: Evidential, epistemic and deontic modality in English and Spanish: The expression of writer stance in newspaper discourse – JoAnne Neff/Francisco Ballesteros/Emma Dafouz/Francisco Martínez/Juan Pedro Rica/Mercedes Díez/Rosa Prieto: The expression of writer stance in native and non-native argumentative texts – Anna Wärnsby: Constraints on the interpretation of epistemic modality in English and Swedish – Ivana Trbojević Milošević: Epistemic modality and conditionals in English and Serbian: A contrastive approach – Marta Carretero: Explorations on the use of English will / be going to contrasted with Spanish future indicative / ir a – Anastasios Tsangalidis: Disambiguating modals in English and Greek.