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Linguistic Test 28

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A facet of illocutionary force, signaled by grammatical devices, that expresses the illocutionary point or general intent of a speaker a speaker’s degree of commitment to the expressed proposition's believability, obligatoriness, desirability, or reality

A semantic role that is usually the surface object of the verb in a sentence.

A grammatical class of words with limited membership. These words have primarily grammatical meaning.

A relative tense that refers to a time located before that of a contextually determined temporal reference point.

A temporal relation in which an event or state is expressed as marking the initiation of a durative event or state

The semantic role of a referent that is conscious of being affected by the state or action identified by the verb

A logical relation in which a proposition is intended to increase the addressee's assurance of another proposition.

A kind of definiteness which indicates that an expression’s referent(s) is in some way identifiable to both speaker and addressee

Modality that connotes the speaker's assessment of the evidence for his or her statement

A balance schema that involves physical or metaphorical external and internal pressure on container-like objects.

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