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Fri Jan 29 2010

Books: Semantics/General Ling: Whitt

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Evidentiality and Perception Verbs in English and German: Whitt

Message 1: Evidentiality and Perception Verbs in English and German: Whitt
Date: 25-Jan-2010
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Evidentiality and Perception Verbs in English and German: Whitt
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Title: Evidentiality and Perception Verbs in English and German
Series Title: German Linguistic and Cultural Studies. Vol. 26
Published: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430152

Author: Richard J. Whitt
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301527 Pages: 247 Price: U.S. $ 55.95
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Abstract:

Evidentiality, the linguistic encoding of a speaker's or writer's evidence
for an asserted proposition, has begun to receive serious attention from
linguists only in the last quarter century. Much of this attention has
focused on languages that encode evidentiality in the grammar, while much
less interest has been shown in languages that express evidentiality
through means other than inflectional morphology. In English and German,
for instance, the verbs of perception - those verbs denoting sight, sound,
touch, smell, and taste - are prime carriers of evidential meaning. This
study surveys the most prominent of the perception verbs in English and
German across all five sensory modalities and accounts for the range of
evidential meanings by examining the general polysemy found among
perception verbs, as well as the specific complementation patterns in which
these verbs occur.

Contents:

Evidentiality and Perception Verbs - Sensory Modalities - Perception Verb
Typology and Hierarchy - Polysemy - Metaphor - Metonymy - Subjectivity -
Intersubjectivity - Stance and Engagement - Bleaching and
Grammaticalization - Text Type - Complementation - Constructions - Corpus
Study - Visual Perception - Auditory Perception - Tactile Perception -
Olfactory Perception - Gustatory Perception.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German, Standard (deu)

Written In: English (eng )

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