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The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Nikolas Gisborne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Perception verbs – such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, listen, and observe – present unresolved problems for linguistic theories. This book examines the predictability of relations between ... More


Sound‐class Verbs

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is taken up with three separate concerns: what are the relationships between sound‐class verbs and the other classes of perception verbs; are these verbs evidential, and how is the ... More


Evidentiality and Morality in a Korean Heritage Language School

Adrienne Lo

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Previous work on Korean grammar has claimed that one person cannot “directly” speculate about another person's thoughts, intentions, and sensations (Choi 1991; Kim 1978; Lee 1993; Sohn and Park ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


Evidence of evidentiality in the quality press 1993 and 2005

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In this chapter, a diachronic approach is adopted in the analysis of the two large SiBol newspaper corpora, in order to examine and compare the expression of evidentiality (Bednarek, 2006; Dendale ... More


Mood

Paul Portner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The category of mood is widely used in the description of languages and the formal analysis of their grammatical properties. It typically refers to features of a sentence’s form (or a class of ... More


Reportative que in Mexican Spanish

Esthela Treviño

in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190634797
eISBN:
9780190634827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634797.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work further investigates the use of a complementizer-like particle que in Spanish with a reportative meaning. The reportative QUE in Mexican Spanish shows an unparalleled behavior as an ... More


Conclusion

Sarah E. Murray

in The Semantics of Evidentials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 6 is the conclusion. It gives a summary of the analysis and the empirical coverage, but also discusses extensions of the proposed analysis. The proposed semantics for all sentence types is ... More


The grammar of knowledge: a cross-linguistic view of evidentials and the expression of information source

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has a way of speaking about how one knows what one says, and what one thinks about what one knows. In any language, there are ways of phrasing inferences, assumptions, probabilities ... More


The grammar of knowledge in Maaka (Western Chadic, Nigeria)

Anne Storch and Jules Jacques Coly

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Maaka, a Chadic language of north-eastern Nigeria, has a variety of means expressing notions of knowledge and truth. The language has a complicated system of expressing information source within a ... More


Modal conversational backgrounds and evidential bases in predictions: the view from the Italian modals

Andrea Rocci

in Time: Language, Cognition, and Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199589876
eISBN:
9780191757198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589876.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The chapter focuses on the interaction of future-time reference with modality and evidentiality in predictions. Predictions are a type of speech act that (a) requires the propositional content to be ... More


Aspect and tense in evidentials

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, and Andrés Salanova

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the interaction between evidential categories and temporal anchoring in Bulgarian, a South Slavic language, Mébengokre, a Jê language in Central Brazil, and Matses, a Panoan ... More


Serial verbs: The framework

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out the initial parameters for the concept of serial verbs with some initial examples and a list of definitional properties. The classification of serial verbs into symmetrical and ... More


The relation between language and mental state reasoning

Ercenur Ünal and Anna Papafragou

in Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198789710
eISBN:
9780191841675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789710.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how children’s conceptual representations of the mind make contact with language. It focuses on two domains: the understanding of the conditions that lead to knowledge, and the ... More


Respectable uncertainty and pathetic truth in Amazonian Quichua-speaking culture

Janis Nuckolls and Tod Swanson

in Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198789710
eISBN:
9780191841675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789710.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

It is argued in this chapter, on the basis of evidence from grammar, discourse, and verbal art, that for Amazonian Quichua speakers, there is a cultural preference for expressing uncertainty, which ... More


The nature of evidentials

E. McCready

in Reliability in Pragmatics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter is an overview of the nature of evidentials and of some existing formal analyses of them. It begins with a definition of evidentials and some examples of them, and continues to a summary ... More


Updating with reliability

E. McCready

in Reliability in Pragmatics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides a novel analysis of evidentials with an eye toward their pragmatic behavior. It begins with some criteria that a pragmatically adequate analysis must satisfy, and then turns to ... More


Using priorities

E. McCready

in Reliability in Pragmatics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter uses the model of chapter 7 to analyze the concept of best possible grounds for a speech act, an important one in the analysis of evidentials. It is argued that best possible grounds ... More


Testimonial evidence

E. McCready

in Reliability in Pragmatics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter returns to the particular case of testimonial evidence and places the proposed account within the philosophical landscape of work on testimony. The approach is argued to be a hybrid of ... More


Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

In many languages, the verb is the only obligatory element in the clause. Verbs tend to have more inflectional complexity than nouns. Their syntactic function is to head the clausal predicate. This ... More


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