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Title: Shall and Will in the Corpus of History English Texts
Authors: Alonso Almeida, Francisco Jesús 
Álvarez Gil, Francisco José 
Marrero Morales, María Sandra 
UNESCO Clasification: 570201 Lingüística histórica
Keywords: Modal verbs
Late modern English
History texts
Issue Date: 2019
Journal: Revista canaria de estudios ingleses 
Abstract: This paper deals with the meanings of the verbal forms shall and will in the late Modern English period, as evinced in the Corpus of History English Texts (1700-1900). Earlier literature on modal verbs in historical periods includes Fachinetti (1997) and Gotti (2003). We study these modals using corpus tools in order to identify the senses of these two verbs in context and to group findings according to meaning. Our notion of modality mainly follows from Palmer (1986; 2001), Hoye (2008) and van der Auwera and Plungian (1998). Conclusions show that these verbal forms had indeed modal meanings, even if their periphrastic use to indicate future was evident
ISSN: 0211-5913
DOI: 10.25145/j.recaesin.2019.79.11
Source: Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses [ISSN 0211-5913], n. 79, p. 181-191
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