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Alaa M. Epistemic modality, temporal perspective, temporal orientation, aspect, bounded event constraint, Palestinian Arabic. This thesis aims to contribute to the understanding of temporal interpretation of epistemic modals in Palestinian Arabic PA , and develop a cross-linguistic analysis. The epistemic necessity modal akeed and the epistemic possibility modal yimkin in PA exhibit similar temporal configurations to English epistemic modals must and might , respectively.
The Syntactic Evolution of Modal Verbs in the History of English
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The article proposes an analysis of imperatives and possibility and necessity statements that i explains their differences with respect to the licensing of free choice any and ii accounts for the related phenomena of free choice disjunction in imperatives, permissions, and statements. Any and or are analyzed as operators introducing sets of alternative propositions. Free choice licensing operators are treated as quantifiers over these sets. In this way their interpretation can be sensitive to the alternatives any and or introduce in their scope.