Perspectives on Evidentiality in Spanish

Explorations across genres

| University of Barcelona
| University of Valencia
ISBN 9789027200884 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027263971 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Evidentiality in communication is better investigated in delimited and recognizable contexts where the multiple levels of meaning in interactional practices are manifested. Taking this viewpoint, the present volume explores the interrelations between evidentials and textual genre in Spanish. Adopting a discursive perspective, all of the chapters examine how the functional category of evidentiality is brought into discourse, which set of linguistic strategies evidentiality makes explicit, what counts as evidence in certain contexts and in certain textual genres, and what particular pragmatic meanings these mechanisms acquire, invoke and project onto the on-going discourse. In particular, this book is concerned with the relationship between evidential expressions and the pragmatic meaning(s) triggered by those expressions, and the role of genre in shaping the evidential meanings. The volume is addressed to both theoretically and empirically minded scholars in the disciplines of Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Communication Studies, and Psychology.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 290]  2018.  vi, 254 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Evidentiality in discourse
Adrián Cabedo Nebot and Carolina Figueras Bates
Chapter 2. On the dynamicity of evidential scales: Pragmatic indirectness in evidentiality as a rhetorical strategy in academic and political discourse
María Estellés and Marta Albelda Marco
Chapter 3. Exploring evidentiality in Spanish Biology articles (1850–1920): Intersubjectivity and accessibility of evidences
Dorota Kotwica
Chapter 4. Performing the self in illness narratives: The role of evidentiality
Carolina Figueras Bates
Chapter 5. Evidentiality, deonticity and intensification in Internet forum language
Elisabeth Miche
Chapter 6. Prosody, genres and evidentiality in Spanish: The case of “por lo visto”
Adrián Cabedo Nebot
Chapter 7. ‘No sé’: Epistemic stance, evidential grounding and scope in unplanned oral genres
Montserrat González
Chapter 8. The Spanish quotative según across written genres
Ana Llopis Cardona
Chapter 9. Según along time: Following an epistemic path
Ricardo Maldonado and Juliana De la Mora Gutiérrez
Chapter 10. Tenses in interaction: Beyond evidentiality
Susana Rodríguez Rosique
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018014188