Epistemic Meaning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642716782
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series in Language and Communication , #21
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

I Theoretical Framework.- 1 Preliminary Remarks.- Object of Study.- Relevant Context Classes.- A Linguistic Approach to Epistemic Meaning.- 2 Attitudinal Meaning.- Evaluating Propositional Meaning.- Two Ways of Evaluating Propositional Meaning.- Morphologically Empty Element of SE.- Attitudinal Mood.- Some Representational Conventions and Meaning Postulates.- 3 Condition of Propositionality.- Opaque and Transparent Attitudes.- Attitudes Under Focus.- Condition of Propositionality Lifted.- 4 Attitudinal Meaning Implied.- Three Types of Implied Meaning.- Contrastive Stress.- Four Meaning Postulates About Implicit Evaluation.- 5 Evaluating Clauses.- Indirect Status of Clausal Evaluation.- Causal Complementizers.- Conditional Complementizers.- Clausal Evaluation in Attitudinal Sentences.- Relativizing Clausal Evaluation.- Presuppositions.- 6 Sentence Intonation.- Secondary Questions.- Emphatic Exclamations.- Finalizing Adverbials.- Ousted Negation.- Wh Questions Interpreted and Reinterpreted.- Finalizing Clausal Evaluation.- 7 Modifying Evaluation.- Emotional Adverbials.- Modalizing.- Modalizing Questions.- Contrasting Modalized Evaluations.- Deictic Shifts.- II Epistemic Particles.- 8 Relating the Speaker’s Evaluation to Other Evaluations.- Contextual Peculiarities of Epistemic Particles.- Ja.- Denn.- Doch.- Etwa.- Wohl.- Assertive Power.- 9 Clausal Evaluation with Particles.- Declarative Clauses.- Interrogative Clauses.- Adverbial Clauses.- Relative Clauses.- Clausal Evaluation Finalized by Epistemic Particles.- 10 Contrasted Particles.- Contrasted Elements and the Category of SE.- Contrasted Ja.- Intentional Ja.- Contrasted Denn.- Contrasted Doch.- Contrasted Wohl.- III Attitudinal Meaning Integrated.- 11 Simple Sentences.- Semantic Structures of Individual Elements.- Integration into Sentence Meaning.- 12 Complex Sentences.- Complex Sentences with Adverbial Clauses.- Complex Sentences with Attitudinal Clauses.- 13 Reinterpretation.- Specifying the Subject of an Evaluation.- Secondary Questions and Emphatic Exclamations.- Wh Echo Questions.- Finalizing Clausal Evaluations.- 14 Contrasted Particles.- 15 Restrictions.- Appendix A: Meaning Postulates.- Appendix B: Rules.- Appendix C: Semantic Structures.- Appendix D: List of Sentences with Graphs.- References.
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