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Published by J. Benjamins in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics.,
  • Evidentials (Linguistics),
  • Pragmatics.,
  • Speech acts (Linguistics),
  • Grammar, Comparative and general.,
  • Relevance.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementElly Ifantidou.
    SeriesPragmatics & beyond,, new ser., v. 86, Pragmatics & beyond ;, new ser. 86.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP325.5.E96 I35 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 225 p. ;
    Number of Pages225
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3947681M
    ISBN 10158811032X, 9027251053
    LC Control Number2001035507

    Anderson, Lloyd B. Evidentials, paths of change, and mental maps: Typologically regular asymmetries. Chafe and Nichols , Bache, Carl. The study of aspect, tense and action: Towards a theory of the semantics of grammatical categories. Frankfurt am Main: Lang. Botne, Robert. Evidentiality and epistemic modality in Lega.   This study pragmatically makes a descriptive analysis of metadiscourse in academic lectures from the perspective of the relevance-adaptation theory. Based on the relevance theory and the adaptation theory, the relevance-adaptation model is constructed to explore the occurrence, the pragmatic description and the role of metadiscourse in academic Cited by: 5.


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Evidentials and relevance by Elly Ifantidou Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evidentials and Relevance (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series) [Elly Ifantidou] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book uses Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework.

The first part surveys general linguistic work on evidentials. The second part examines those assumptions of Relevance theory that bear on the study of evidentials, offers an account of pragmatically inferred evidentials and introduces three distinctions relevant to the issues discussed in this book: between explicit and implicit communication, truth-conditional and non-truth-conditional meaning, and conceptual and.

The second part examines those assumptions of Relevance theory that bear on the study of evidentials, offers an account of pragmatically inferred evidentials and introduces three distinctions relevant to the issues discussed in this book: between explicit and implicit communication, truth-conditional and non-truth-conditional meaning, and conceptual and Cited by:   Evidentials and Relevance.

This book uses Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be Pages: This work examines evidentials and relevance. It covers topics such as: evidentials - their nature and functions; speech-act therapy; Grice on communication; relevance theory; sentence adverbials; Read more.

Evidentials and relevance. [Elly Ifantidou] -- This book uses Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework. The first part surveys general linguistic work on.

evidentials presents speech act theory and examines grices theory of meaning and communication with emphasis on three main issues for evidentials and relevance book. This book uses Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework.

The first part surveys general linguistic work on evidentials, presents speech-act theory and examines Grice’s theory of meaning and communication with emphasis on three main issues: for linguistically encoded evidentials, are Author: Elly Ifantidou.

Evidentials and Relevance. Ifantidou (Athens University of Economics & Business). Pragmatics & Beyond NS, 86 xii, pp.

This book uses Sperber and Wilson's "Relevance Theory" to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework. Part I surveys general linguistic work on evidentials, presents.

Ifantidou, _Evidentials & Relevance_. John Benjamins, x+pp. ISBN X. Pragmatics & Beyond New Series (Reviewed by S Fitneva, Cornell University). "Since its inception, relevance theory has established itself as a major theory in pragmatics.

This book expands the domain of application of the theory into the universe of evidentials.". Description: This book uses Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework. The first part surveys general linguistic work on evidentials, presents speech-act theory and examines Grice’s theory of meaning and communication with emphasis on three main issues: for linguistically encoded.

Relevance takes us through the dimensions of relevance--both qualitative and quantitative--in order to find the starting point on the Relevance Scale: where we are and where to go from here. The book walks the reader through the elements of staying relevant as well as the circumstances that contribute to establishing a relevance platform/5(13).

AbeBooks Evidentials and Relevance - Google Books Result evidentiality: a functional analysis of Spanish parecer. Bert Cornillie.

This paper Evidentiality: The linguistic coding of epistemology. Norwood. NJ: Ablex. Evidentiality: The Linguistic Coding of Epistemology - ResearchGate : Evidentiality: The Linguistic Coding ofFile Size: 4KB.

Meaning and Relevance sets out to answer these and other questions, enriching and updating relevance theory and exploring its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive Cited by: Ifantidou, Elly () Evidentials and Relevance.

John Benjamins Publishing Company, x+pp, hardback ISBN X, $, Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, Stanka A. Fitneva, Cornell University Since its inception, relevance theory has established itself as a major theory in pragmatics.

This book expands the domain of application of the theory into the universe of. This work examines evidentials and relevance. It covers topics such as: evidentials - their nature and functions; speech-act therapy; Grice on communication; relevance theory; sentence adverbials; parentheticals; and evidential particles.

این کار به بررسی evidentials و ارتباط. Questions on Relevance. This thesis argues against the speech-act and Gricean accounts of evidentials and defends a Relevance-theoretic account.

Book description. Over the past twenty years, relevance theory has become a key area of study within semantics and pragmatics. In this comprehensive new textbook, Billy Clark introduces the key elements of the theory and how they : Billy Clark.

The second part examines those assumptions of Relevance theory that bear on the study of evidentials, offers an account of pragmatically inferred evidentials and introduces three distinctions relevant to the issues discussed in this book: between explicit and implicit communication, truth-conditional and non-truth-conditional meaning, and.

Evidentials by was published on 09 Aug by De Gruyter Mouton. The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field.

General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data.

Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on. Let us, then, use the following examples, which have only an evidential interpretation, to test for truth-conditionality of evidentials: (46a) The driver has clearly died.

(46b) The cook obviously won't poison the soup. The issue is whether the truth conditions of (46a) are (47) or (48). (47) The driver has by:   This book probes into under-researched issues in L2 pragmatics.

Firstly, pragmatic competence, pragmatic awareness and metapragmatic awareness are re-defined and clearly distinguished on theoretical grounds.

Secondly, pragmatic competence and its manifestations are evaluated on empirical grounds by distinct criteria and validated testing Pages:   The core of relevance theory can be divided into two sets of assumptions. Assumptions relating to cognition in general include the definition of relevance as a trade-off between effort and effects, and the claim that cognition tends to maximise relevance.

The foundation for relevance theory was established by cognitive scientists Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson in "Relevance: Communication and Cognition" (; revised ). Since then, Sperber and Wilson have expanded and deepened discussions of relevance theory in numerous books and : Richard Nordquist.

This paper is a cross-disciplinary study of evidentiality in English abstracts. The corpus consists of abstracts of English RAs of four disciplines: linguistics, philosophy, computer and electronics.

Firstly, our study presents the lexicogrammatical realizations of evidentiality in English abstracts of four disciplines, and then it compares the cross-disciplinary use of evidentiality from Cited by: 1.

Abstract. Situated in the field of literary pragmatics, this chapter takes a fresh look at Tolkien’s style through a discourse-pragmatic analysis of some of the authentication strategies in The Hobbit and reconsiders Tolkien’s linguistic beliefs about language and communication (either explicitly stated or implicit in his authorial strategies) from a pragmatic : Péter B.

Furkó. This thesis argues against the speech-act and Gricean accounts of evidentials and defends a Relevance-theoretic account Chapter 1 surveys general linguistic work on evidentials Author: Evangelia Adamou.

A STUDY ON EVIDENTIALS IN ENGLISH PART I: INTRODUCTION * * * 1. MOTIVATION OF THE STUDY Natural languages, true enough, offer speakers many and various linguistic devices to facilitate their communication.

That is, these devices are supposed to support the speakers in terms of sharing information together with expressing their emotions and attitudes. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

1 Evidentials and Relevance. Similar expressions in other languages may provide historical sources for evidentials. True evidentials, by contrast, form a grammatical system. In the North Arawak language Tariana an expression such as ''the dog bit the man'' must be augmented by a grammatical suffix indicating whether the event was seen, or heard, or assumed, or reported.

This book provides a synthesis of Wierzbicka's theory of meaning, which is based on conceptual primitives and semantic universals, using empirical findings from a wide range of languages. While addressed primarily to linguists, the book deals with highly topical and controversial issues of central importance to several disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.3/5(2).

Persuasion and context: the pragmatics of academic metadiscourse. Journal of Pragmat –; Hyland, Ken, Talking to students: metadiscourse in introductory coursebooks.

English for Specific Purpo 3–26; Vande Kopple, William J., Some explanatory discourse on by: "Best Evidence" by David Lifton from is a groundbreaking book on the assassination of John F.

Kennedy. Lifton chronicles his own journey in understanding the truth behind the president's murder. As a graduate student in engineering at UCLA in the mid- 60s Lifton discovered that a Warren Commission lawyer, Wesley Liebler, had joined the 4/5.

Evidentiality Revisited focuses on semantic-pragmatic based frameworks for the study of evidentials and evidential strategies in European languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish).

The book also presents discourse-pragmatic studies, with special emphasis on the use of evidential and epistemic expressions. The book also contains two appendixes, ''Appendix 1: Relevance Theory Glossary'' and ''Appendix 2: Gricean Conversational Principles'', and more than 30 pages of References and Indexes.

EVALUATION ''Thoughts and Utterances'' is much more than the application of the Relevance Theory: it represents a huge step forward in the theory itself. In linguistics, evidentiality is, broadly, the indication of the nature of evidence for a given statement; that is, whether evidence exists for the statement and if so, what kind.

An evidential (also verificational or validational) is the particular grammatical element (affix, clitic. Book Description. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (editor) Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University.

estimated length: c.words. estimated date of completion: late 1. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK. Every language has a way of saying how one knows what one is talking about, and what one thinks about what one knows.

reviews In chapter 2, Aikhenvald develops and refines her typology of evidentials, looking at questions that need to be considered before undertaking the task; e.g., what counts as “firsthand,” how to decide whether something counts as an evidential, whether a morphologically unmarked elsewhere case in a set of evidentials is is.

The evidentiality scale can give rise to pragmatic effects: assuming that the speaker is trying to be adequately informative, the use of an evidential encoding a concept lower in the scale typically gives rise to the inference that the speaker was not in a position to offer a higher ranked term (Horn, ; cf.

Urmson, ).For instance, in English, a speaker who utters “I hear that it’s Cited by:. Evidentials also show that being precise and stating the source of one's information is extremely important in the language and the culture.

Failure to use them correctly can lead to diminished standing in the community. Speakers are aware of the evidentials and even use proverbs to teach children the importance of being precise and truthful.Evidentials synonyms, Evidentials pronunciation, Evidentials translation, English dictionary definition of Evidentials.

adj. Law Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary. ev′iden′tially adv. adj relating to, serving as, or based on evidence.Pragmatic Competence and Relevance. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company Genres and Pragmatic Understanding.

Athens: Patakis Publishing Evidentials and Relevance. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Reprint (with Relevance Theory update) Writing and Translating in File Size: KB.