Certainty-uncertainty – and the Attitudinal Space in Between

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| University of Verona
| University of Vienna & Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
| Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
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The selected papers of this volume cover five main topics, namely ‘Certainty: The conceptual differential’; ‘(Un)Certainty as attitudinality’; ‘Dialogical exchange and speech acts’; ‘Onomasiology’; and ‘Applications in exegesis and religious discourse’. By examining the general theme of the communication of certainty and uncertainty from different scientific fields, theoretical approaches and perspectives, this compendium of state-of-the-art research papers provides both an interdisciplinary comparison of the latest investigations, methods and findings, and new advances and theoretical insights with a common focus on human communication.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 165]  2014.  x, 365 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix–x
Introduction
1–26
Certainty
Certainty: its conceptual differential in Accessible World Semantics
Werner Abraham
29–45
Modes of modality in an Un-Cartesian framework
Elisabeth Leiss
47–62
(Un)Certainty as attitudinality
Counter-argumentation and modality
Vincenzo Lo Cascio
65–82
Explanation as a certainty marker in persuasive dialogue
Michel Dufour
83–95
How to deal with attitude strength in debating situations. A survey on forewarning, argument strength, repetition, and source credibility as mediators of uncertainty
Manuele De Conti
97–120
The role of subjective certainty in the epistemology of testimony: a contextualist perspective
Michel Croce
121–134
Uncertainty in polar questions and certainty in answers?
Judit Kleiber and Gábor Alberti
135–152
Lying as a scalar phenomenon: insincerity along the certainty-uncertainty continuum
Neri Marsili
153–173
Persuasion pragmatic strategies in L1/L2 Italian argument-ative speech
Luisa Salvati
175–182
Dialogical exchange and speech acts
What do I know as yet?
Franz Hundsnurscher
185–198
On polar questions, negation, and the syntactic encoding of epistemicity
Sibilla Cantarini and Jacopo Torregrossa
199–215
Epistemic uncertainty and the syntax of speech acts
Kate E. Judge
217–237
Discursive functions of evidentials and epistemic modals
Etsuko Oishi
239–262
Onomasiology
Vagueness, unspecificity, and approximation. Cognitive and lexical aspects in English, Swedish, and Italian
Jens Allwood, Elisabeth Ahlsén, Isabella Poggi, Laura Vincze and Francesca D’Errico
265–284
Latin commitment-markers: scilicet and videlicet
Josine Schrickx
285–296
Italian come se “as if”: evidential and epistemic aspects
Andrzej Zuczkowski, Gianluca Colella, Ilaria Riccioni, Ramona Bongelli and Carla Canestrari
297–323
Applications in exegesis and religious discourse
The communication of certainty/uncertainty within a Gospel passage (John 9:1-41)
Lucia Salvato
327–341
Rhetorics of (un)certainty in religious discourse
Rosa Scardigno and Giuseppe Mininni
343–362
Subject index
363–365
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Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014035750