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Possibility

Possibility

Possibility is a degree of contingency in modality that in

  • alethic modality connotes logical possibility
  • deontic modality connotes permission, and
  • epistemic modality connotes uncertainty or speculation.
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Source: Lyons 1977b

Lyons, John. 1977b.Semantics. Volumes I, II. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

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Source: Crystal 1985

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

Page/s: 242, 246
Source: Chung and Timberlake 1985

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

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