Evidentiality and the verbal expression of belief and hearsay



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Martínez Caro, Elena (2004) Evidentiality and the verbal expression of belief and hearsay. In Perspectives on evidentiality and modality. Editorial Complutense, Madrid, pp. 185-204. ISBN 84-7491-755-7

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One of the areas of discussion within the study of evidentiality refers to how the speaker obtains knowledge, i.e. to the source of his/her information. Chafe (1986) distinguishes four ‘modes of knowing’ or different ways in which knowledge is acquired: belief, induction, hearsay and deduction. The present contribution investigates the correlation between evidentiality and the use of verbs denoting two of these forms of indirect evidence: knowledge steming from belief or opinion and knowledge having been acquired through language. This study specifically focuses on the use of verbs denoting mental cognitive and verbal processes as evidential markers in a corpus of newspaper discourse comprising press editorials and news reports in English and Spanish.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Evidentiality; Belief; Hearsay; Newspaper discourse; English; Spanish.
Subjects:Humanities > Philology > Spanish language
Humanities > Philology > Linguistics
Humanities > Philology > English philology
ID Code:55899
Deposited On:01 Jul 2019 16:54
Last Modified:01 Jul 2019 16:54

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