International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Modality and Relevance: Former President Lula’s Tweets in a Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Based on Corpus Linguistics Methodology
Yuri Fernando da Silva Penz

Abstract
This paper proposes the articulation of a symmetrical process of interface between the properties of modality and relevance towards the component of semantics and pragmatics within natural language’s system to underlie an analysis of the former president Lula’s (Brazil) tweets within certain scope of time. Our main goal is, then, to, through corpus linguistics methodology, towards this specific ontology construction, examines the behavior of signification in what concerns to dependence/independence of context do the determinacy of meaning when it comes to the usage of modal operators.

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