Evidentiality Revisited

Cognitive grammar, functional and discourse-pragmatic perspectives

| Universidad Complutense de Madrid
| Universität Potsdam
| Universidad Complutense de Madrid
ISBN 9789027256768 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027266149 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Evidentiality Revisited focuses on semantic-pragmatic based frameworks for the study of evidentials and evidential strategies in European languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). The book also presents discourse-pragmatic studies, with special emphasis on the use of evidential and epistemic expressions as resources for stancetaking in discourse. The volume addresses issues such as the relationship between the conceptual domains of evidentiality and epistemic modality, the role of evidential and epistemic resources in modelling stancetaking, the expression of speaker commitment to the validity status of the information, and the discourse-pragmatic variation of evidentiality and epistemic modality in discourse domains and genres. The volume offers a collection of contributions in which cross-linguistic studies and corpus-based studies contribute to provide further insights into a usage-based account of linguistic reality.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 271]  2017.  vi, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Evidentiality revisited
Juana I. Marín-Arrese, Gerda Haßler and Marta Carretero
Section A. Evidentiality
Evidentiality in Cognitive Grammar
Ronald W. Langacker
Evidentiality reconsidered
Jan Nuyts
Section B. Evidentiality in Grammar and Discourse
On the evidential use of English adverbials and their equivalents in Romance languages and Russian: A morpho-syntactic analysis
Verónica Böhm, Gerda Haßler and Anja Hennemann
When feeling is thinking: A lexical-semantic analysis of evidential and epistemic predicates in Spanish
Gijs Mulder
Seem-type verbs in Dutch and German : Lijken, schijnen & scheinen
Tanja Mortelmans
A synchronic and diachronic study of the Dutch Auxiliary “Zou(den)”
Ingeborg Harmes
Potential vs Use: Revisiting an evidential participial construction in Lithuanian
Aurelija Usonienė and Jolanta Šinkūnienė
Section C. Evidentiality and epistemic modality in discourse domains and genres
Multifunctionality of evidential expressions in discourse domains and genres: Evidence from cross-linguistic case studies
Juana I. Marín-Arrese
Evidential and epistemic stance strategies in scientific communication: A corpus study of semi-formal and expert publications
Laura Hidalgo-Downing
BE likely to and BE expected to, epistemic modality or evidentiality? Markers of (non)commitment in newspaper discourse
Anne-Laure Besnard
Markers of evidentiality in Lithuanian newspaper discourse: A corpus-based study
Anna Ruskan
Exploring evidential uses of the passive of reporting verbs through corpus analysis
Ruth Breeze
“The book represents an impressive collection of papers mirroring the recent shift in evidentiality studies to cognitive and functional aspects. By opening up research on evidentiality to semantic, functional and pragmatic aspects, it shows convincingly how evidential markers have an important role to express personal attitudes, beliefs and evaluation.”
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Albelda Marco, Marta & Maria Estellés
2018. Introduction to the special issue. Pragmatics and Society 9:3  pp. 333 ff. Crossref logo
Cabedo Nebot, Adrián & Carolina Figueras Bates
2018.  In Perspectives on Evidentiality in Spanish [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 290],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Jaakola, Minna
2020. Marking one’s own viewpoint: The Finnish evidential verb+kseni ‘as far as I understand’ construction. Nordic Journal of Linguistics  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
San Roque, Lila
2019. Evidentiality. Annual Review of Anthropology 48:1  pp. 353 ff. Crossref logo
Serrano-Losada, Mario
2017. On English turn out and Spanish resultar mirative constructions. Journal of Historical Linguistics 7:1-2  pp. 160 ff. Crossref logo
Vanderbiesen, Jeroen
2018.  In Evidence for Evidentiality [Human Cognitive Processing, 61],  pp. 173 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016042018 | Marc record