Modal survey

Jan.Nuyts nuyts at UIA.UA.AC.BE
Wed Apr 17 10:02:18 UTC 1996

Re your request for translations of a few modalized English
sentences: I wonder what you would like to learn (or rather, how you
think you can learn something fundamental and stable) from answers to
such a short list of completely decontextualized sentences (which,
especially in the case with 'can', leads to multiple ambiguity). In other
words: how do you motivate this method of inquiry?

Jan Nuyts                                       phone: 32/3/820.27.73
University of Antwerp                           fax: 32/3/820.27.62
Linguistics                                     email: nuyts at
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