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Nolieguma un modalitātes attieksmes
Relations between negation and modality

Author(s): Andra Kalnača
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Latvijas Universitātes Akadēmiskais apgāds
Keywords: noliegums; izteicējs; propozīcija; modalitāte; izteiksmes;

Summary/Abstract: Traditionally, the analysis of modality in Latvian is mainly concerned with the mood system, and partly with the observation of some modal verbs; affirmation or negation of the predicate in different moods is not the object of discussion. Therefore, it is important to discuss the relations between negation and modality in Latvian theoretically and practically. The analysis of the negated mood forms in Latvian shows, however, that in general negation and modality function separately. However, in the phrases of politeness, if they are expressed by the negated verb in the conditional mood, can the interdependence of modality and negation be observed.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 72-79
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Latvian