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What is directive modality?



Directive modality is a deontic modality that connotes the speaker’s degree of requirement of conformity to the proposition expressed by an utterance.


If the usage of the term directive modality is extended beyond discussion of solely grammaticalized means of expression, it becomes nearly synonymous with directive illocutionary point.

Examples (English)
  Here are some kinds of directive modality:
  Directive modality is a kind of

Palmer 1986 97–-98


Crystal 1980 95


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 78

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