vir litterarum wrote:Has anyone read, or does anyone know anything about this book? It's thesis is quite radical, namely that the moods are not based on a continuum of reality, i.e. the indicative actually has nothing to do with indicativeness or statement of fact.
Err. I think that gives a somewhat misleading impression about what she's saying about the indicative. That said, I've tried to read this book twice, and have found it very hard going (not helped much, I'm afraid, by her prose style).
If you can get a library to get it for you, it's worth looking at if you have time to go through it slowly. I don't know if you've had any formal training (even beginning) in linguistics, but that would surely help.
Chad first alerted me to this book, I think, but I can't remember if he's read it. If so, I hope he'll drop by.
Edit: Goodness. She has a web site
, in the teaching section of which she has handouts you might find worth a look.