Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages: Discourse-pragmatic perspectives

Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages: Discourse-pragmatic perspectives


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Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages: Discourse-pragmatic perspectives by Juana I. Marin-Arrese

Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages focuses on discourse-pragmatic studies on the domains of evidentiality and epistemic modality, and also includes studies on deontic modality. The book presents ground-breaking research on the functions and the discourse-pragmatic variation of evidential expressions and modals in diverse discourses and genres, applying corpus-based methodologies. It offers unique features regarding content, usage and methodology, and comparative studies. The comparative viewpoint is addressed in contributions which provide a usage-based cross-linguistic account of the expression of evidentiality and modality in various European languages (English, French, Italian, Romanian and Spanish). The contributions are representative of the work on evidentiality and modality in European languages carried out in a substantial number of countries, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Sweden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034324373
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication , #223
Edition description: New
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Juana I. Marín-Arrese is Professor of English Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research interests focus on cross-linguistic studies on evidentiality, and critical discourse studies on epistemic stance. Julia Lavid-López is Professor of English Linguistics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research interests centres on the functional analysis of language, using computational and corpus-based methodologies. Marta Carretero is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has authored multiple publications on modality and evidentiality, and in the annotation of modal, evidential and evaluative expressions. Elena Domínguez Romero is senior Lecturer at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has worked on evidentiality and perception, modality and historical discourse stylistics. Victoria Martín De La Rosa is Lecturer at the at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her main research interest centres on the use of metaphor in advertising discourse or US education policies. María Pérez Blanco is Lecturer at the University of Cantabria. Her main research interests focus on the expression of evaluation, modality and evidentiality in English and Spanish.

Table of Contents

Juana I. Marín-Arrese/Julia Lavid-López/Marta Carretero/Elena Domínguez Romero/Mª Victoria Martín de la Rosa/María Pérez Blanco: Introduction – Meri Larjavaara: Reported Lies: Incredulous Evidentiality and Speaker’s Commitment – Cecilia-Mihaela Popescu/Oana-Adriana Duţă: Presumptive in Romanian Language, an Evidential and/or Epistemic Marker – Susana Rodríguez Rosique: The Future of Necessity in Spanish: Modality, Evidentiality and Deictic Projection at the Crossroads – Dorota Kotwica: From Seeing to Reporting. Grammaticalization of Evidentiality in Spanish Constructions with ver («to see») – Elena Domínguez Romero/Victoria Martín De La Rosa: Experiential and Cognitive «See / Ver» Domain Overlap in English and Spanish Journalistic Discourse – Lidia Mañoso Pacheco: Reporting the Source of Information in the British and Spanish Press: A Taxonomy of Expressions – Celia Marqués Amorós: Is that What the President Said? – Miriam Thegel: Expressing Necessity in Spanish: the Case of Deber ‘Must’ and Tener que «Have to» – Pilar Guerrero: The Covert Modality of «Letting» in the English Middle Construction – Julia Lavid/Marta Carretero/Juan Rafael Zamorano: Epistemicity in English and Spanish: an Annotation Proposal – Francisco Alonso Almeida/María Luisa Carrió Pastor: Variation and Function of Modals in Linguistics and Engineering Research Papers in English – David Banks: The Use of Modality in the Early Academic Article. The Journal des Sçavans and the Philosophical Transactions, 1665–1700 – María José Barrios Sabador: The Combination of Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Spanish. The Use of Probability Markers and Cognitive Verbs to Express Uncertainty – Erika Berglind Söderqvist: Gender Differences and Similarities in the use of Inferential Evidentiality in Spoken British English: A Corpus-Based Study – Daisuke Suzuki/Takashi Fujiwara: Modal Adverbs and Discourse Context: the Case of «Doubtless», «No Doubt», and «Undoubtedly»

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