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Evidentiality Revisited : Cognitive Grammar, Functional and Discourse-Pragmatic Perspectives (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 320.0
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2017
TCIN: 51970538
UPC: 9789027256768
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6693

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