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  Accueil > Autres parutions > Z. Guentchéva (ed), Epistemic Modalities and Evidentiality in Cross-linguistic Perspective


aZlatka Guentchéva éditeur

Epistemic Modalities and Evidentiality in Cross-linguistic Perspective


This volume explores phenomena which come under the heading of epistemic modalities and evidentiality in more or less well-known languages (Germanic, Romance, Balto-Slavic, Hungarian, Tibetan, Lakandon and Yucatec Maya, Arwak-Chibchan Kogi and Ika). It reveals cross-linguistic variations in the structuring of these vast fields of enquiry and clearly demonstrates the relevance and interplay of multiple factors involved in the analysis of these two conceptual domains. Although the contributions present diverging descriptive traditions, they are nonetheless within the broad domain of functional-typological linguistics and give access to distinct yet comparable approaches. They all converge around a number of key issues: modal verbs; the relationship between epistemic modality and evidentiality; the relationship of modal notions with some tense and aspect notions; the notions of (inter)subjectivity, commitment and (dis)engagement; the prosodic variation of modal adverbs, the diachronic connections between negation and evidential markers, the connection with mirativity. The volume is of interest to linguists and advanced graduate students working in general and theoretical linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, cognition, and typology.



Part I: Germanic languages

  • Michael Herslund, Epistemic modality, Danish modal verbs and the tripartition of utterances 3
  • Agnes Celle, Epistemic evaluation in factual contexts in English 22
  • Lionel Dufaye, SHOULD in Conditional Clauses: When Epistemicity Meets Appreciative Modality 52

Part II: Romance languages

  • Hans Kronning, Epistemic modality and evidentiality in Romance: the Reportive Conditional 69
  • Brenda Laca, Epistemic modality and perfect morphology in Spanish and French 103
  • Jean Leo Leonard, Anchoring evidential, epistemic and beyond in discourse: alào, vantér and vér in Noirmoutier island (Poitevin-Saintongeais) 131
  • Adrian Cabedo Nebot & Bert Cornillie, A prosody account of (inter)subjective modal adverbs in Spanish 153
  • Laurent Gosselin, French expressions of personal opinion: je crois / pense / trouve / estime / considère que 179
  • Mario Squartini, Mirative extensions in Romance: evidential or epistemic? 196

Part III: Baltic and Slavonic languages

  • Anna Bonola, The Italian epistemic future and Russian epistemic markers as linguistic manifestations of conjectural conclusion: a comparative analysis 217
  • Axel Holvoet, Epistemic modality, evidentiality, quotativity and echoic use 242
  • Daniel Petit, Evidentiality, epistemic modality and negation in Lithuanian: revisited 259

Part IV: Non Indo-European languages

  • Ferenc Kiefer, Two kinds of epistemic modality in Hungarian 281
  • Zuzana Vokurkova, Epistemic modalities in spoken Tibetan 296
  • Henrik Bergqvist, Intersubjectification revisited: a cross- categorical perspective 319
  • Valentina Vapnarsky, Inference crisscross: Disentangling evidence, stance and (inter)subjectivity in Yucatec Maya 346

Part V: Theoretical perspectives

  • Jean-Pierre Descles, Epistemic modality and evidentiality from an enunciative perspective 383

GUENTCHEVA Zlatka (ed). 2018, Epistemic Modalities and Evidentiality in Cross-linguistic Perspective, Berlin : De Gruyter-Mouton (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 59), 430 p.

Paru en avril 2018.

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