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Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages

Johan van der Auwera

Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages

by Johan van der Auwera

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Published by J. Benjamins in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Germanic languages -- Verb.,
  • Romance languages -- Verb.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJohan Van der Auwera, Patrick Dendale.
    SeriesBelgian journal of linguistics -- 14
    ContributionsDendale, Patrick.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPD 271
    The Physical Object
    Pagination264 p.
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19172885M

      Form Modal verbs do not have all the tenses Modal verbs use other verbs to complete the tenses Can is completed with be able to Must is completed with have to They can play the piano They will be able to play the piano in the future You must come early You had to come early yesterday :// In Germanic child languages, modal verbs are frequent and appear early (Adamzik, ; Choi, ; Wells, ). A corpus study with 9 children confirmed this for Dutch: modal verbs occur from 1;10 onwards and from 2;6 onwards more than 10% of all utterances contains a ://

    The dissertation is a diachronic study of verbs of motion in the Romance languages. The work on these verbs that has been carried out so far is often scattered in dictionaries, historical grammars, books on Romance verbal system and isolated articles, and the few articles and book-length monographs that make verbs of motion their prime concern tend to limit themselves to only one level of In traditional Norwegian grammar there is a group of verbs called "uselvstendige" verb ("dependent" verbs): være, bli, hete, synes and kalles which are the verbs that take a subject predicative (more or less a copula analysis). I think this is something that definitely needs to be discussed and that probably involves more languages ://

    German does not actually have an SOV structure, the default structure is SVO, like English. SOV structures are used mainly in certain kinds of dependent clauses and when using modal verbs or compound tenses. For example; “I eat meat” in German is This book offers a comprehensive account of dative structures across languages –with an important, though not exclusive, focus on the Romance family. As is well-known, datives play a central role in a variety of structures, ranging from ditransitive constructions to cliticization of indirect objects and differentially marked direct objects, and including also psychological predicates


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Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages by Johan van der Auwera Download PDF EPUB FB2

As of Volume 9 (/95) John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics, the annual publication of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.

Each volume is topical and includes selected papers from the international meetings organised by the :// Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages Johan Van der Auwera, Patrick Dendale (Belgian journal of linguistics, 14) John Benjamins Pub.

Co., c In contr ast to e.g. Romance (see Corni llie et al., In our st udy of th e Germanic languages, thi s category is more or less restricted to the modal verbs (together :// The modal verbs can and may in English and Spanish - English Language and Literature Studies / Linguistics - Diploma Thesis - ebook € - GRIN In many Germanic and Romance languages, the same set of modals can have both the epistemic and the root interpretations.

- Publication as eBook and book - High royalties for the sales  › Homepage › Catalog › English Language and Literature Studies › Linguistics. In essence the modal verb expresses modality, the way in which something is being said. Modal verbs are common in most languages of Germanic origin, including English.

A dictionary, a thesaurus, and a book on English usage. Typical modal verbs in English express possibility or :// A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and/or obligation.

[1]:p The use of auxiliary Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages book to express modality is particularly characteristic of Germanic English, the modal auxiliary verbs from a distinctive class because they are defective; they verb/en-en.

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   Germanic languages continued to be spoken in the Germanic home lands of Scandinavia and central Germany, and are of course till spoken there today.

These include German and Dutch on the Continent, and the Scandinavian languages in the northern regions. But the Germanic peoples, as the maps show, went many other places during the years Introduction: Modal Verbs There are three classes of verbs in English 1.

The Auxiliary Verbs: (do, be and have) 2. Modal Auxiliary Verbs: (must, can, should etc.) 3. Full Verbs: (eat, sleep work etc.) Modal Auxiliary Verbs: A Modal Verb is Modal auxiliary verbs have long been a nightmare for anyone learning English as a second particular aspect of the English language is probably the one in which learners find the most complicated.

Without context the lexical meaning of modal auxiliary verbs becomes extremely :// Abstract. This paper contains a detailed description and proposes a theoretical account of constructions in Germanic and Romance adult registers in which an inflected verb form is absent in an obligatorily matrix context.

These structures contain an infinitival verb form only, tend to be employed as exclamative clause types and are consequently referred to as "Infinitival Excla ma lives".

Null Modals in Germanic (and Romance): Infinitival Exclamatives Article (PDF Available) in Belgian Journal of Linguistics 14(1) January with 81 Reads How we measure 'reads' Swedish Modal Verbs Learn how to conjugate and use modal verbs in Swedish. Need more Swedish.

Try the audio and video lessons at SwedishPodcom, the Conversational Swedish course at Udemy, and the Interlinear Swedish book with English translations under the Swedish   Modal Grammar. Modal verbs are common auxiliary verbs in Germanic languages including English that indicate modality.

Modality is the grammaticalized expression of the subjective attitudes and opinions of the speaker including possibility, probability, necessity, obligation, permissibility, ability, desire, and :// This study compares eleven verbs of letting in six Germanic and five Romance languages.

The aim of this paper is to pinpoint the differences and similarities in the semasiological variation of these verbs, both across and within the two language groups they represent. The results of a Multidimensional Scaling analysis based on a parallel corpus of film subtitles show that the verbs differ   The book of husbandry: FORMAN-E2-H: The autobiography and personal diary of: we have questioned the status of modal verbs throughout three different stages of the English language, that is Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English.

It would interesting to apply what we have found to other languages (Germanic, Romance Regular Verbs → German Modal Verbs. German has six modal verbs that you should memorize.

They express an attitude about an action or condition described by the main verb. The modal auxiliary is conjugated and placed in the second position of the sentence. The main verb is in the infinitive form and placed at the end of the clause or :// give G geben.

Sw gίνα –. peace G Frieden Fr paix (OE frið 1) Sw fred L pace. Dutch vrede It pace. Sp paz. army G Heer Fr armee (OE here 1) Sw har It armata.

The first word – give – is of native, Germanic origin, which is confirmed by the parallels from other Germanic tongues; the other words – peace and army – are borrowings from Romance languages (note that in OE the It deals in detail with English modal verbs, demonstrating that they form quite a homogenous group.

Furthermore, the paper explores properties of modal verbs in other languages (Germanic, Slavonic, Romance, Hungarian, Balto-Finnic, Turkic and Chinese), demonstrating that, contrary to their English counterparts, modals in the majority of Null modals in germanic (and romance): infinitival exclamatives Autores: Kleanthes K.

Grohmann Localización: Belgian journal of linguistics, ISSNNº 14, (Ejemplar dedicado a: Modal verbs in germanic and romance languages), págs. ?codigo=. Extract. Introduction Preterite-present verbs are extant in all Germanic languages.

With time, some of them were eliminated but those that survived typically enjoy high frequency or became modal verbs. The sections that follow contain a brief overview of the fates of preterite-present verbs in Germanic languages, with special attention paid to those verbs that have been lost.

Proto This book presents a comparative linguistic survey of the full range of Germanic languages, both ancient and modern, including major world languages such as English and German (West Germanic), the Scandinavian (North Germanic) languages, and the extinct East Germanic ://Deixis and Pronouns in Romance Languages Kragh, Kirsten A.

Jeppesen (ed.) & Lindschouw, Jan Juhl (ed.),Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. p. (Studies in Language Companion Series). Research output: Book/Report › Anthology › Research › peer-review?pure=en/persons/