Evidentiality in Interaction
In recent decades, linguists have significantly advanced our understanding of the grammatical properties of evidentials, but their social and interactional properties and uses have received less attention. This volume, originally published as a special issue of Pragmatics and Society (issue 3:2, 2012), draws together complementary perspectives on the social and interactional life of evidentiality, drawing on data from diverse languages, including Albanian, English, Garrwa (Pama-Nyungan, Australia), Huamalíes Quechua (Quechuan, Peru), Nanti (Arawak, Peru), and Pastaza Quichua (Quechuan, Ecuador). The language-specific studies in this volume are all based on the close analysis of discourse or communicative interaction, and examine both evidential systems of varying degrees of grammaticalization and 'evidential strategies' present in languages without grammaticalized evidentials. The analyses presented draw on conversational analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnopoetics, pragmatics, and theories of deixis and indexicality, and will be of interest to students of evidentiality in a variety of analytical traditions.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 63] 2014. v, 199 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Evidentiality in social interactionWilliam F. Hanks | pp. 1–12
Evidentials and evidential strategies in interactional and socio-cultural contextJanis B. Nuckolls and Lev Michael | pp. 13–20
Enhancing national solidarity through the deployment of verbal categories: How the Albanian Admirative participates in the construction of a reliable self and an unreliable otherVictor A. Friedman | pp. 21–56
From quotative other to quotative self: Evidential usage in Pastaza QuichuaJanis B. Nuckolls | pp. 57–73
Shifting voices, shifting worlds: Evidentiality, epistemic modality and speaker perspective in Quechua oral narrativeRosaleen Howard | pp. 75–101
“Watching for witness”: Evidential strategies and epistemic authority in Garrwa conversationIlana Mushin | pp. 103–126
“Who knows best?”: Evidentiality and epistemic asymmetry in conversationJack Sidnell | pp. 127–153
Nanti self-quotation: Implications for the pragmatics of reported speech and evidentialityLev Michael | pp. 155–191
Index | pp. 193–202
“Overall, not only from a theoretical point of view, but also from the analysis of different data presented, the book helps to understand how the social interaction perspective goes with evidentiality and evidential strategies in different languages. The articles represent the most current advances in research on this topic. Thus, I believe students and researchers who look for detailed analysis on evidentiality will benefit from reading this volume.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General