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Full Title: Evidentiality: Discourse-Pragmatic Perspectives

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Start Date: 16-Jul-2017 - 21-Jul-2017
Contact: Marta Carretero
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Meeting Description: This panel presents studies on evidentiality in discourse, focusing on the role of evidential expressions as mechanisms by which speakers and writers express their attitude towards the communicated content and towards the addressee. In recent years, evidentiality has often been approached in terms of its pragmatic effects, on its own or in conjunction with other categories such as epistemic modality and mirativity. Some references approach concrete expressions or types of expressions in a single language (Celle 2009; Dendale 2012; Korta & Zubeldia 2014); others are contrastive or crosslinguistic studies (Simon-Vandenbergen & Aijmer 2007; Usonienė & Šinkūnienė 2013; Marín-Arrese 2015; Wiemer & Socka forthcoming), and others concern different genres or text types (Müller 2008; Marín-Arrese 2011; Ruskan 2012; Carretero 2014).

This panel aims to bring together work on these research lines, and aims to feature contributions on the following research issues:

-Discourse-pragmatic approaches to evidential expressions, in one or more languages. Evidentials may be studied in combination with expressions belonging to neighbouring categories.
-Cross-genre and cross-linguistic studies on the distribution and effects of evidentials in different types of discourse.
-Comparative studies on the discourse-pragmatic functions of evidentials and those of expressions of neighbouring categories.

More detailed information on the panel may be found in the IPrA website.

Panel Organizers:

Marta Carretero
Björn Wiemer
Juana I. Marín-Arrese
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 27.3936

This is a session of the following meeting:
15th International Pragmatics Conference

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