Epistemic Modality in ME

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Something to help me find those epistemics in Chaucer.

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Epistemic Modality in ME
1 Scope
1.1 Deontic: part of the proposition content of the clause
1.2 Epistemic: not part of the p.c. and has a whole proposition in its scope
2 "Double Modals" e.g. might could
2.1 Deontic: closer to the main verb
2.2 Epistemic: further away from the main verb
3 Temporality
3.1 Deontics: later than reference time
3.2 Epistemics: present time reference; also - past
4 Impersonal constructions, impersonals in conditional clauses, general statements
5 With 'nedes'
6 3rd person - more likely
7 Leftward position
8 Modals + impersonal verb; modals + intransitive infinitve (to be, to become)
9 Bi-clausal structures with 'that'
10 Modal + be

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