Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

A contrastive study of turkish and english modality with reference to speech act theory

Veysel Kilic


This article provides a syntactic and pragmatic comparison of the use of Turkish and English modal auxiliaries in the expression of modality in the frame of speech act theory. The validity of neither approach will be disputed, but a number of serious shortcomings of the syntactic approach will be emphasized.

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