Publication details [#58899]

Sbisà, Marina. 2014. Evidentiality and illocution. Intercultural Pragmatics 11 (3) : 463–483.
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Article in journal
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De Gruyter


This speech-act oriented analysis of a newspaper article, exhibiting lexical and textual attributes relevant to evidentiality and epistemic modality, describes evidentiality as linked to the precursory terms for (especially assertive) illocutionary acts, and epistemic modality as mitigation or inflation of speaker dedication to the truth of the expressed or reported assumption.