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Fri Nov 22 2002

TOC: Special issue of Functions of Lang, 8/2 (2001)

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  1. paul, Special issue of Functions of Language, 8/2 (2001)

Message 1: Special issue of Functions of Language, 8/2 (2001)

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:06:51 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Special issue of Functions of Language, 8/2 (2001)

Publisher: John Benjamins
Journal Title: Functions of Language
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 2
Issue Date: 2001

Subtitle: Aspects of "Interpersonal Grammar". Grounding, modality, and
evidentiality. Special issue of Functions of Language 8:2 (2001).

Main text:
This thematic issue focuses on aspects of 'interpersonal' grammar. The
underlying assumption, found in most functional frameworks, is that
utterances are not only 'representations' of reality, but also encode
the speaker's attitude to, and his or her interactive intentions with,
those representations. More specifically, this issue is concerned with
the expression of modal position and evidential stance, as well as
with the general notion of 'grounding' linguistic units,
i.e. situating them relative to the speech event. For the definition
of these notions, the contributors refer to work from functional
traditions such as those of Halliday, Giv´┐Żn, Chafe, Dik and
Langacker, as well as to other standard descriptions.

Table of Contents

 Kristin Davidse 175 - 181 
Possibly alternative modality 
 Gordon Tucker 183 - 216 
Propositional attitudes 
 Eirian C. Davies 217 - 251 
"Surely you knew!": Surely as a marker of evidentiality and stance 
 Angela Downing Rothwell 253 - 285 
Nominalization as an 'interpersonally-driven' system 
 Liesbet Heyvaert 287 - 329 
Acknowledgement 331
Lingfield(s): Pragmatics
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