Mood in the Languages of Europe

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Björn Rothstein, Rolf Thieroff
John Benjamins Publishing, Dec 15, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 647 pages
This book is the first comprehensive survey of mood in the languages of Europe. It gives readers access to a collection of data on mood. Each article presents the mood system of a specific European language in a way that readers not familiar with this language are able to understand and to interpret the data. The articles contain information on the morphology and semantics of the mood system, the possible combinations of tense and mood morphology, and the possible uses of the non-indica­tive mood(s). The papers address the explanation of mood from an empirical and descriptive perspective. This book is of interest to scholars of mood and modality, language contact, and areal linguistics and typology.
 

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Contents

Moods moods moods
1
Part I Germanic
31
Mood in Icelandic
33
Mood in Norwegian
56
Mood in Swedish
71
Mood in Danish
85
Mood in English
103
Mood in Dutch
117
Mood in Polish
342
Mood in Czech and Slovak
358
Mood in Sorbian
376
Mood in Bosnian Croatian and Serbian
394
Mood in Bulgarian and Macedonian
409
Part V Baltic
423
Mood in Latvian and Lithuanian
425
Part VI Other IndoEuropean languages
445

Mood in German
133
Part II Romance
155
Mood in French
157
Mood in Portuguese
179
Mood in Spanish
198
Mood in Catalan
221
Mood in Italian
237
Mood in Rumanian
251
Part III Celtic
271
Mood in Irish
273
Mood in Breton
292
Mood in Welsh
309
Part IV Slavic
323
Mood in Russian
325
Mood in Albanian
447
Mood in Greek
473
Mood in Modern Eastern Armenian
492
Part VII FinnoUgric
509
Mood in Finnish
511
Mood in Estonian
528
Mood in Hungarian
551
Part VIII Other European languages
569
Mood in Maltese
571
Mood in Turkish
584
Mood in Modern Georgian
603
Mood in Basque
633
Index
644
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