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What is irrealis modality?

 

Definition
 

Irrealis modality is a modality that connotes that the proposition with which it is associated is nonactual or nonfactual.

Kind
  Here is a kind of irrealis modality:
 
Generic
  Irrealis modality is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Noonan 1985 96

 

Chung and Timberlake 1985 241


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