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Mood and Modality in Beja


Two intriguing, and crosslinguistically unfrequent, formal means for the expression of modality are discussed in this paper: (i) the cliticization of a nominal copula to finite verb forms, and (ii) the cliticization of a special set of bound object pronouns to finite verb forms. The source and direction of evolution of these constructions are discussed in light of typological data embedded in a more general perspective concerning the commonalities between focus construction and deontic modality
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halshs-00920199 , version 1 (18-12-2013)


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Martine Vanhove. Mood and Modality in Beja. 2013. ⟨halshs-00920199⟩
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