Epistemic Modality Language and Conceptualization

CHAPTER 2 Modal adverbs and adjectives 2.1 Some lexical - semantic and grammatical properties In line with the discussion in Section 1.3 , let us start with a comparative analysis of the epistemic modal sentence adverbs , as in ( 10 ) ...

Epistemic Modality  Language  and Conceptualization

Epistemic Modality Language and Conceptualization

The relationship between language and conceptualization remains one of the major puzzles in language research. This monograph addresses this issue by means of an in depth corpus based and experimental investigation of the major types of expressions of epistemic modality in Dutch, German and English. By adopting a systematic functional orientation, the book explains a whole range of peculiarities of epistemic expression forms (synchronically and diachronically), and it offers a clear perspective on which cognitive systems are needed to get from the concept of epistemic modality to its linguistic expression. On that basis the author postulates a sophisticated, layered view of human conceptualization. This book is of interest both to scholars working on modality and related semantic dimensions, and to the interdisciplinary field of researchers concerned with the cognitive systems involved in language use.

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Epistemic Modality, Language, and Conceptualization
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Jan Nuyts
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

The relationship between language and conceptualization remains one of the major puzzles in language research. This monograph addresses this issue by means of an in depth corpus based and experimental investigation of the major types of expressions of epistemic modality in Dutch, German and English. By adopting a systematic functional
Epistemic Modality
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Andy Egan, Brian Weatherson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

There's a lot we don't know, which means that there are a lot of possibilities that are, epistemically speaking, open. What these epistemic possibilities are, and how we understand the semantics of epistemic modals, are explored here through a variety of philosophical approaches.
Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Spanish (Semi-)Auxiliaries
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Bert Cornillie
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

This volume presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the Spanish evidential semi-auxiliaries parecer and resultar, the modal constructions with amenazar and prometer, and the modal auxiliaries poder, deber and tener que. These verbs have never been considered together in a global approach that transcends the classical "verbal periphrases" model.
Epistemic Modality
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Paola Pietrandrea
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume offers an original theoretical and methodological approach to the hotly debated issue of epistemic modality. The analysis is conducted in a rigorous typological frame developed after a careful consideration of a wealth of cross-linguistic data, and focuses on Italian, a language often disregarded in comparative analyses. The complexity
Cognitive Approaches to Tense, Aspect, and Epistemic Modality
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Adeline Patard, Frank Brisard
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume addresses problems of semantics regarding the analysis of tense and aspect (TA) markers in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Russian, Thai, and Turkish. Its main interest goes out to epistemic uses of such markers, whereby epistemic modality is understood as indicating “a degree

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