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By Ursula Stephany,Ayhan Aksu Koc,Maria Voeikova

This ebook bargains with the advance of deontic and epistemic modality from a cross-linguistic standpoint and is heavily relating to previous volumes at the improvement of verb and nominal inflection in first language acquisition (SOLA 21 and 30) either methodologically and theoretically. all of the seventeen contributions experiences the early improvement of the shape and serve as of expressions of deontic or epistemic modality in a single of 16 languages belonging to diverse morphological varieties and language households (eight IE, 8 non-IE). The analyses are frequently in response to longitudinal observations of kids of their 2d and third years of lifestyles. major matters addressed are the advance of requests and evidential modality in conversational interplay with the kid's caregivers, additionally bearing in mind kid's constructing social-pragmatic and cognitive talents. Directive speech acts are the earliest modal utterances, whereas epistemic expressions of simple task persist with later. one of many major effects is that the onset of epistemic modality is stimulated through the typological features of the language got. The findings are interpreted inside of non-nativist theoretical frameworks (Natural Morphology, Usage-based theories).

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