By Ilana Mushin
This e-book explores the discourse pragmatics of reportive evidentiality in Macedonian, eastern and English via an empirical research of evidential options in narrative retelling. The styles of evidential use (and non-use) present in those languages are attributed to contextual, cultural and grammatical components that inspire the adoption of an ‘epistemological stance’ ― an idea that owes a lot to fresh developments in Cognitive Linguistics. The styles of evidential recommendations present in the 3 languages supply an outstanding representation of the balancing act among audio system’ expressions in their personal subjectivity, their motivations to inform a coherent and fascinating tale, and their motivations to be trustworthy retellers of somebody elses’ tale. those pressures are extra advanced through the grammatical and pragmatic conventions which are specific to every language.
Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance: narrative retelling will entice these drawn to evidentiality, grammar and pragmatics, cross-linguistics discourse research, linguistic subjectivity and narrative.
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