Mental Abilitive Modality ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/MentalAbilitiveModality


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Modality Property
                              |_ Mental Abilitive Modality


Definition:

MentalAbilitiveModality indicates that an agent has the capacity to perform some mental action [Bybee, Perkins, and Pagliuca 1994, 192; Palmer 2001, 77].



Language Code: lis MentalAbilitive encodes an internal condition of ability, whereby the agent has the mental capacity to perform some action.
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Asa is able (knows how) to hoe fields

References:
Palmer (2001:77) FROM Hope (1974)


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