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Epistemic Modality

Epistemic Modality

Epistemic modality is a modality that connotes how much certainty or evidence a speaker has for the proposition expressed by his or her utterance .

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  • There’s no answer; he must have already left.
Page/s: 10–11, 51
Source: Palmer 1986

Palmer, F. R. 1986.Mood and modality. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 110
Source: Crystal 1985

Crystal, David. 1985.A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. 2nd edition. New York: Basil Blackwell.

Page/s: 242
Source: Chung and Timberlake 1985

Chung, Sandra, and Alan Timberlake. 1985.Tense, aspect, and mood . In Shopen 1985d

Page/s: 165–166
Source: Bybee 1985

Bybee, Joan L. 1985.Morphology: A study of the relation between meaning and form. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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