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What is realis modality?



Realis modality is a modality that connotes the factuality of a proposition.


In its broad usage, the term realis is approximately equivalent in meaning to the term indicative, which in turn is used, narrowly, as a synonym to declarative.

  Realis modality is a kind of

Noonan 1985 96


Chung and Timberlake 1985 241


Pei and Gaynor 1954 99


Crystal 1980 183


Mish 1991 613

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