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Author Abraham, Werner

Title Modality and Theory of Mind Elements across Languages
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (470 pages)
Series Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ; v. 243
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs TiLSM
Contents Preface; Contributors; Introduction: Theory of mind elements across languages; Part I. The foundation: speaker and hearer deixis, shifter, and double displacement; Epistemicity, evidentiality, and Theory of Mind (ToM); Illocutive force is speaker and information source concern. What type of syntax does the representation of speaker deixis require? Templates vs. derivational structure?; Exploring the Theory of Mind interface; The distribution of knowledge in (un)acceptable questions; Traces of Bühler's semiotic legacy in modern linguistics
Part II. Instances of deixis and origo in sundry languagesModal particles, speaker-hearer links, and illocutionary force; Discourse particles at the semantics-pragmatics interface; Modality in the Romance languages: Modal verbs and modal particles; The epistemological treatment of information and the interpersonal distribution of belief in language: German modal particles and the typological challenge; On mood, evidentiality, and person effects; Illocutionary force and modal particle in the syntax of Japanese
What is it that keeps the rein on quotative modals so tight? A cross-linguistic perspectiveGeneral index
Summary Modality is the way a speaker modifies her declaratives and other speech acts to optimally assess the common ground of knowledge and belief of the addressee with the aim to optimally achieve understanding and an assessment of relevant information exchange. The contributions in this collection provide insight into modal techniques used in various languages from different areas of the world
Analysis Modality
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Modality (Linguistics)
Cognitive grammar.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Aspect.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Tense.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Typology (Linguistics)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
Cognitive grammar
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Aspect
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Tense
Language and languages -- Philosophy
Modality (Linguistics)
Typology (Linguistics)
Modalität Linguistik
Theory of mind
Form Electronic book
Author Leiss, Elisabeth
LC no. 2012020303
ISBN 9783110271089
3110271087
9783110271072
3110271079
1283857715
9781283857710