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    I have an assignment on modals and I couldn't find a book which deals with extrinsic/intrinsic modality in depth. Can you suggest one? I have to do a thorough research on this topic, and I've only found books for practice.

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    Thanks!

    I'll have a look at them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boadicea View Post
    I have an assignment on modals and I couldn't find a book which deals with extrinsic/intrinsic modality in depth. Can you suggest one? I have to do a thorough research on this topic, and I've only found books for practice.

    Thanks!
    1. The epistemic level of modality is also called “extrinsic modality” It is concerned with matters of knowledge
    2. Intrinsic modality (also called “root” or “deontic modality”) refers to issues of the non-epistemic level. The contrast between the two major categories is seen in the different interpretations of must and may:
    He may have been delayed (epistemic)
    You may stay if you wish (deontic)

    Epistemic is derived from Greek for knowledge speaker’s knowledge
    Deontic is Greek for binding (imposing an obligation, granting permission)
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 14-Aug-2007 at 18:36.

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    Thanks a lot!
    That's really helpful. I'll include it in my assignment, if you don't mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boadicea View Post
    Thanks a lot!
    That's really helpful. I'll include it in my assignment, if you don't mind...
    For further sources see also:
    Linguistic modality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    Also, try sending a PM to Alain Chomat - who explained 'deontic' in another thread. (I haven't noticed him posting for a while, but I haven't been able to visit the forum as often as I'd like for a couple of months - so I may simply have missed his posts.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Also, try sending a PM to Alain Chomat - who explained 'deontic' in another thread. (I haven't noticed him posting for a while, but I haven't been able to visit the forum as often as I'd like for a couple of months - so I may simply have missed his posts.)

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    Sorry, I'm new in the forum. What's a PM? I suppose it's a private message. If so, how can I send it?

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    Yes, it's a Private Message. Click on the Members' Area tab, and then Manage Account Information. Scroll down, and down the middle of the screen you will see the Control Panel; click on Send New Message. Alain's username is "Chomat".

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    It's simpler if you can find a post of his. Then, just click on "Chomat" and you'll get a menu that lets you send a PM.
    Last edited by BobK; 16-Aug-2007 at 21:53. Reason: Added PS

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    You've helped me a lot, thanks!
    I'll try and send a PM to Chomat

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