A Pragmatic Analysis Framework for the Description of Modality Usage in Academic English Contexts

@inproceedings{Piqu2006APA,
  title={A Pragmatic Analysis Framework for the Description of Modality Usage in Academic English Contexts},
  author={Jordi Piqu{\'e}},
  year={2006}
}
  • Jordi Piqué
  • Published 2006
In our pragmatic approach to research articles (RAs), we take a look at one of the main characteristics of academic writing: the use of modalized statements. Modalization, in the form of modal verbs, has been extensively studied by ESP researchers and practitioners. Most of their studies, however, have slightly touched upon the distinction between epistemic modality, which questions the certainty or probability of a statement, and deontic modality, which lays obligations or gives permission to… CONTINUE READING