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Book: Contrastive Discourse Analysis

Chapter: An annotation scheme for dynamic modality in English and Spanish

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21779


This chapter describes the results of a series of annotation experiments that focused on a number of prototypical expressions of dynamic modality in English and Spanish. This kind of modality is defined as possibility and necessity due to natural factors and comprises meanings such as inevitability, tendency, ability and circumstantial possibility.

Chapter Contributors

  • Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla ( - jzamorano-mansilla)
  • Marta Carretero ( - Carretero1514294956)