Editor: Bert Cornillie
Editor: Nicole Delbecque
Paperback: ISBN: 9027226806 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 107.00
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This volume on subjectification and modalization sheds new light on two kinds of shifts: (i) the shift from originally lexical reading toward propositional or procedural ones and (ii) the shift from direct speech to various forms of indirect speech. The papers of this volume not only corroborate many of the assumptions and hypotheses on semantic and syntactic change made in the literature, but also uncover the underlying principles that motivate these processes. Five papers discuss the patterns lying behind the grammaticalization and subjectification of adverbs and verbs. Three papers dwell on different ways of reporting or distancing the speaker's own or someone else's discourse and address the issue of how the speaker can make use of tense to modalize the proposition.
Table of contents
Introduction Bert Cornillie and Nicole Delbecque vii-xii Part one - Discourse Markers and Epistemic Expressions 1 From Time to Discourse Monitoring:agora and então in European Portuguese Ana Cristina Macário Lopes and Patrícia Matos Amaral 3-18 Syntactic Determinants of Pragmatic Markers of "Closure" María Jesús González Fernández and Ricardo Maldonado 19-44 On certainly and zeker Pieter Byloo, Richard Kastein and Jan Nuyts 45-72 The relation between Lexical and Epistemic Readings: The Equivalents of promise and threaten in Dutch and German Maurice Vliegen 73-95 Subjectification of Verbs into Discourse Markers: Semantic-pragmatic Change only? Concepción Company Company 97-121 Part two - Tense and Reported Speech 123 Tense and Evidentiality in Estonian Mati Erelt, Helle Metslang and Karl Pajusalu 125-136 Speech or Thought Representation and Subjectification, or on the need to think twice Lieven Vandelanotte 137-168 Tense and Time in Counterfactual Conditionals Renaat Declerck and Susan Reed 169-192