UDC 81.37.2

THE SYSTEM OF ONTOLOGICAL MODAL MEANINGS

Timofeyeva Svetlana Victorovna
Institute of Law and Economics
Lipetsk, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Science Department, PhD in Philology

Abstract
The present paper deals with a complex analysis of ontological modality, which reveals its propositional character, i.e. the presence in its deep structure of a specific set of actants and basic semantic components. In the light of the like approach ontological modality is viewed as a semantic continuum, the elements of which are interrelated by semantic derivation, in particular, by means of negation and conceptual shift. From the semantic-pragmatic point of view modality can be shown as a specific “program” for interpreting the speaker’s attitude towards the situation, on the one hand, and towards the supposed attitude of the addressee, on the other.

Keywords: causation, concept, evaluative component, frame, modality, potentiality, proposition, role structure, semantic continuum, subject-predicate structure


Category: Linguistics

Article reference:
The system of ontological modal meanings // Humanities scientific researches. 2015. № 3 [Electronic journal]. URL: https://human.snauka.ru/en/2015/03/9427

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