Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5949
Paul H. Portner

Top current projects

New book:
  • Mood, for Oxford University Press Surveys in Semantics and Pragmatics. This is a companion to Modality.
The relation between verbal mood and sentence mood:
  • Draft paper on verbal mood and sentence mood  Download
The syntax and semantics of politeness marking (with Raffaella Zanuttini and Miok Pak):
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Gradable modal expressions:

Updated 5/15/2017