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Oso measurement & modaility olc

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Oso measurement & modaility olc
Title
Oso measurement & modaility olc
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores graded expressions of modality, a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. Studies on modal language to date have largely focussed on a small and non-representative subset of expressions, namely modal auxiliaries such as 'must', 'might', and 'ought'. Here, Daniel Lassiter argues that we should expand the conversation to include gradable modals such as 'more likely than', 'quite possible', and 'very good'. He provides an introduction to qualitative and degree semantics for graded meaning, using the Representational Theory of Measurement to expose the complementarity between these apparently opposed perspectives on gradation. The volume explores and expands the typology of scales among English adjectives and uses the result to shed light on the meanings of a variety of epistemic and deontic modals. It also demonstrates that modality is deeply intertwined with probability and expected value, connecting modal semantics with the cognitive science of uncertainty and choice
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Lassiter
Dewey number
415.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Oxford Linguistics
  • Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Modality (Linguistics)
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Oso measurement & modaility olc
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn969546287
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191770616
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)969546287
Label
Oso measurement & modaility olc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn969546287
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191770616
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)969546287

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