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Impersonalización, modalidad deóntica y discurso judicial: un estudio del modal δεῖ en Lisias

Raquel Fornieles Sánchez


Impersonalization is a communicative peculiarity of courtroom discourse and the modal verb δεῖ is one of the linguistic devices that encode it in Greek. Δεῖ expresses deontic modality, which includes directive value for the expression of orders and other directive speech acts. This paper offers a study of δεῖ in Lysias’ forensic speeches.


actos de habla directivos; δεῖ; discurso judicial; impersonalización; Lisias; modalidad deóntica; oratoria; peticiones; recomendaciones; verbos modales – advice; courtroom discourse; δεῖ; deontic modality; directive speech acts; impersonalization; Lysias;

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