Towards a pragmatic approach to modality: the case of permissive "can" and "may"

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe pragmatic perspective
Subtitle of host publicationSelected papers from the 1985 International Pragmatics Conference
EditorsJ Verschueren, M Bertuccelli-Papi
Publication statusPublished - 1987

Keywords

  • English
  • pragmatics
  • modal auxiliaries

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Vanparys, J. (1987). Towards a pragmatic approach to modality: the case of permissive "can" and "may". In J. Verschueren, & M. Bertuccelli-Papi (Eds.), The pragmatic perspective: Selected papers from the 1985 International Pragmatics Conference