A Pragmatic Account of the Hindi Presumptive

@inproceedings{Sharma2008APA,
  title={A Pragmatic Account of the Hindi Presumptive},
  author={Ghanshyam Sharma},
  year={2008}
}
Taking Hindi presumptive modality as a case study, this paper argues that modality is detrimental in an overall organization of the tense-aspect system in languages in which these categories are marked, although only tense and aspect categories have attracted much attention in linguistic research. The paper analyzes different usages of the future form of the Hindi verb honā 'to be' – both as a simple and an auxiliary verb – to ascertain its real modal meanings. Contrary to the widely-held view… Expand
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