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English Root Modals Must and Have to : A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis

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タイトル: English Root Modals Must and Have to : A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis
その他のタイトル: 英語の根源的法助動詞 must と have to : 認知言語学的分析
著者: Sanada, Keisuke 著作を一覧する
発行日: 2009年 9月25日
抄録: The present thesis conducts a pragmatic and cognitive linguistic analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of English modal root must and English quasi-modal root have to . This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 poses aims and phenomena to be treated in this thesis, and briefly presents the arguments of this thesis. Chapter 2 introduces how modality and English (quasi-)modals have been analyzed. More specifically, the following three subjects are discussed: (i) how modality has been defined and characterized, (ii) how the meanings of modality have been classified, and (iii) whether they have been viewed as monosemous or polysemous. Cognitive linguistic framework for the analysis of English (quasi-)modals is also introduced in this chapter: a force dynamic approach applied in Talmy (2000) and Sweetser (1990). Chapter 3 argues that cognitive, rather than non-cognitive, approaches work better (i) to distinguish between root must and root have to , and (ii) to propose context in which interrogatives with epistemic must , root must and epistemic have to are properly used. One limitation, however, is revealed with the previous cognitive approaches up to this chapter. More specifically, the approaches fail to fully explain non-prototypical cases of root must and root have to , and this insufficiency is solved in Chapter 4. Chapter 4, depending on Searle’s (1969, 1979) speech act theory and Lakoff ’s (1987) Idealized Cognitive Model (ICM), constructs an ICM of obligation (and three more subclasses of directive speech acts). The meaning of root must and that of root have to are specified separately, and it is demonstrated that the prototypicality of root must and root have to are explained through the (varying degree of) deviation from the ICM of obligation. Chapter 5 conducts a quantitative research of root must and root have to . With data in my corpus, the two following themes are examined: (i) whether “prototypical” root must and root have to are in fact observed the most frequently synchronically and diachronically, and (ii) what are actual usage patterns of root must and root have to , focusing on the notion of imposee, or the target of an obligation. Chapter 6 concludes the present thesis, and proposes as prospects three problems that should be examined in future research.
学位授与機関: Hokkaido University(北海道大学)
学位の報告番号: 甲第9224号
取得学位の種別: 博士
取得学位の分野: 文学
資料タイプ: theses (doctoral)
出現コレクション:博士 (文学)

提供者: 眞田 敬介


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