Book Announcement: Modality in Modern Greek

Modality in Modern Greek now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Modality in Modern Greek by Eleni Staraki.

This book provides a formal analysis of both main and embedded modality in the modern Greek language. By reassessing the main arguments of the classical semantic and syntactic literature related to modality, this study offers a new account of its interpretation in modern Greek in terms of non-veridicality and non-monotonic principles. It is argued that the interpretation of modality in modern Greek depends on semantic and discourse components which are regulated by contextual information, evidentiality, causation, and inference. The analysis offered implies a greater significance of modality, the components of which can be distinguished in the incorporation of the inferential model of an individual.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Modality in Modern Greek can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

Eleni Staraki received a PhD from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago, USA. Her research interests focus on semantics and syntax of modality, tense, quantification, and free choice both in Greek and cross-linguistically.

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