Chapter published in:Conceptual Semantics: A micro-modular approach
[Constructional Approaches to Language 23] 2018
► pp. 106–132
Semantic fields and the modal tier
The micro-modules semantic fields and the modal tier are introduced in this chapter. These modules are linked to the understanding of situations. Semantic fields deal with the concrete or abstract “space” in which the situation is taking place.The modal tier consists of epistemic and deontic modal operators that can have a scope over the situation or its parts.