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Evidentiality as stance: Event types and Speaker roles
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6114-5527
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper argues for a view of evidentials as a type of shifter and outlines a theory of reference for evidentials that separates the configuration of the ground from the relational axis, as well as the alignment between ground and figure. The paper also evaluates a proposal by Kockelman (2004) that draws on Jakobson’s notion of “event type” and Goffman’s “speaker roles” to suggest an existing analogy between “commitment events” for modals and “source events” for evidentials. The scope properties of ‘factual’ forms in both systems notably constitute a formal difference between (epistemic) modality and evidentiality that cannot be accounted for solely by the referential properties of evidentials.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016.
Series
Human Cognitive Processing: Cognitive Foundations of Language Structure and Use, ISSN 1387-6724
Keyword [en]
evidentiality, epistemic modality, stance, Ika
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Humanities
Research subject
General Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112416OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-112416DiVA: diva2:779059
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Sammansatt perspektiv i epistemisk bedömning: en undersökning av intersubjektivitet i språk
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Swedish Research Council, 2011-2274
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Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2017-05-24

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