Obligative Modality ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/ObligativeModality


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Modality Property
                              |_ Obligative Modality


Definition:

ObligativeModality indicates that an agent is required to perform the action expressed by the predicate [Bybee, Perkins, and Pagliuca 1994, 177; Palmer 2001, 71].



Language Code: lis Obligative is a very common modal category and encodes that the subject is required to perform the action expressed by the predicate.
2009-06-04 13:28:08
ásanyaamikhwawa̪-wa̪
AsaTOPfieldhoeOBLIG-DECL
It is obligatory for Asa to hoe fields.

References:
Palmer (2001:72)


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