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Journal Title: Pragmatics and Society
Volume/Issue:   3/2
Issue Title: Evidentiality in Interaction
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. v, 191 pp.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface 167 – 168

Foreword

Evidentiality in Social Interaction
William F. Hanks 169 – 180

Introduction

Evidentials and Evidential Strategies in Interactional and Socio-Cultural Context
Janis Nuckolls and Lev Michael 181 – 188

Enhancing National Solidarity through the Deployment of Verbal categories: How the Albanian Admirative Participates in the Construction of a Reliable Self and an Unreliable Other
Victor A. Friedman 189 – 225

From Quotative Other to Quotative Self: Evidential Usage in Pastaza Quichua
Janis Nuckolls 226 – 242

Shifting Voices, Shifting Worlds: Evidentiality, Epistemic Modality and Speaker Perspective in Quechua Oral Narrative
Rosaleen Howard 243 – 269

“Watching for Witness”: Evidential Strategies and Epistemic Authority in Garrwa Conversation
Ilana Mushin 270 – 293

“Who Knows Best?”: Evidentiality and Epistemic Asymmetry in Conversation
Jack Sidnell 294 – 320

Nanti Self-Quotation: Implications for the Pragmatics of Reported Speech and Evidentiality
Lev Michael 321 – 357
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.4618