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|Title: ||A contrastive analysis of the meanings expressed via the modal verbs can, may, must in English and the equivalent expressions in Vietnamese|
|Authors: ||Nguyen Minh, Hue|
|Keywords: ||A contrastive analysis of the meanings expressed via the modal verbs can, may, must in English and the equivalent expressions in Vietnamese.|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Abstract: ||In everyday communication, both the speaker and writer do not simply describe events, processes or states of affairs. By means of language, they also wish to express their emotions and attitudes; or to influence in some way the addressee’s beliefs, behaviours. Usually, the speaker not only says something true, something that will definitely happen or happened, but also says something he/ she does not know for sure.
1. Tom is happy.
2. Tom seems (to be) happy.
3. I think Tom is happy.
4. Perhaps Tom is happy.
While statement (1) expresses the speaker’s assertion of a fact, statements (2), (3) and (4) show his indefinite commitment to the proposition “Tom is happy”. The area of semantics that concerns this expressive and social information of statements is modality.|
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