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Modality and Ideology in Translated Political Texts


This paper explores the relationship/s between modality and ideology in two versions of the same political text: one in Arabic, the other, a translation of it into English. The main argument springs from the premise that the speakerís choice of modal expressions signals both the degree and type of involvement a speaker has in the content of her/his message, and consequently her/his ideological stance/s.


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Category: Language Articles: Linguistics: Modality

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