Evidentiality in Interaction

| Brigham Young University
| University of California, Berkeley
ISBN 9789027242518 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027270016 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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
Table of Contents
Evidentiality in social interaction
William F. Hanks
Evidentials and evidential strategies in interactional and socio-cultural context
Janis B. Nuckolls and Lev Michael
Enhancing national solidarity through the deployment of verbal categories: How the Albanian Admirative participates in the construction of a reliable self and an unreliable other
Victor A. Friedman
From quotative other to quotative self: Evidential usage in Pastaza Quichua
Janis B. Nuckolls
Shifting voices, shifting worlds: Evidentiality, epistemic modality and speaker perspective in Quechua oral narrative
Rosaleen Howard
“Watching for witness” Evidential strategies and epistemic authority in Garrwa conversation
Ilana Mushin
“Who knows best?” Evidentiality and epistemic asymmetry in conversation
Jack Sidnell
Nanti self-quotation: Implications for the pragmatics of reported speech and evidentiality
Lev Michael
“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
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014008329 | Marc record