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What is realis modality?

 

Definition
 

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

Discussion
 

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.

Generic
  Realis modality is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Noonan 1985 96

 

Chung and Timberlake 1985 241

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 99

 

Crystal 1980 183

 

Mish 1991 613


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