Article published in:Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contexts
Edited by Andrzej Zuczkowski, Ramona Bongelli, Ilaria Riccioni and Carla Canestrari
[Dialogue Studies 25] 2014
► pp. 13–30
Subjectivity in modality, and beyond
This conceptual paper reflects on the role of ‘subjectivity’ in the analysis of the semantic domain of modality. It offers a critical review of the traditional notions of subjectivity vs. objectivity (including Lyons’ 1977), and it elaborates further on an alternative notion, labeled (inter)subjectivity, as proposed in earlier work (Nuyts 2001b; 2012). The paper spends particular attention to the question of the precise range of applicability of the category of (inter)subjectivity (which extends beyond the modal categories), and to the question of its status in a cognitive semantic theory.
Published online: 26 November 2014
López-Couso, María José
In prep. Modal and Other Qualifications in Language and Thought. Book ms.
Nuyts, Jan, Pieter Byloo, and Janneke Diepeveen
Smet, Hendrik De, and Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Traugott, Elizabeth, and Richard Dasher
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Medadian, Gholamreza & Dariush Nejadansari Mahabadi
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