A Context-sensitive and Functional Approach to Evidentiality in Spanish or Why Evidentiality needs a Superordinate Category by Anja HennemannA Context-sensitive and Functional Approach to Evidentiality in Spanish or Why Evidentiality needs a Superordinate Category by Anja Hennemann

A Context-sensitive and Functional Approach to Evidentiality in Spanish or Why Evidentiality needs…

byAnja Hennemann

Hardcover | April 10, 2013

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This study adopts a context-sensitive and functional approach to the qualitative analysis of Spanish linguistic means that are used to convey evidential meanings. Verbs of cognitive attitude, modal adverbs, modal verbs, the Spanish conditional and the synthetic future are analysed against the background of pragmatics. GlossaNet, a search engine that supports the researcher to build a corpus, was used to collect the examples analysed in this study. Furthermore, as evidentiality is – at least in Spanish – a linguistic category that overlaps with other semantic-functional categories, namely epistemic modality, deixis, subjectivity and polyphony, it is argued that the superordinate category speaker’s perspectivisation should be imposed on these categories.
Anja Hennemann, born in Berlin; 2003 to 2008 studies in Spanish philology and English studies; 2009 to 2012 doctoral studies; since 2009 research associate at the University of Potsdam, in the department of Romance studies in the field of Romance linguistics.
Title:A Context-sensitive and Functional Approach to Evidentiality in Spanish or Why Evidentiality needs…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:April 10, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Evidential expressions in Spanish – Verbs of cognitive attitude, modal adverbs, modal verbs, conditional and synthetic future – Context-sensitive and functional approach – Qualitative analysis – Speaker’s perspectivisation as superordinate category for evidentiality.