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Title: A study of epistemic modality in academic and popularised discourse: the case of possibility adverbs perhaps, maybe and possibly
Authors: Pic, Elsa
Furmaniak, Grégory
UNESCO Clasification: 570107 Lengua y literatura
550510 Filología
Issue Date: 2012
Journal: LFE. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos 
Abstract: This paper describes the use of perhaps, maybe and possibly in a cross-disciplinary corpus of academic and popularised scientific writing. It accounts for their higher frequency in popularised discourse by investigating their functions in detail. The analysis, conducted from various perspectives (syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and rhetorical), suggests that two factors are at work: the evidential basis for the epistemic assessment and the mode of discourse the marker is most closely associated with.
ISSN: 1133-1127
Source: LFE. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1993-.-- ISSN 1133-1127.-- n. 18, 2012, p. 13
Appears in Collections:LFE, Rev. leng. fines específ. n.18, 2012 
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