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Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226763200
eISBN:
9780226763484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is about how the concepts of truth, knowledge, and, broadly speaking, belief are reflected and codified in the grammar of natural languages. Does language directly access the world (what is ... More


Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Katerina Chatzopoulou

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study is an investigation of the expression of negation in the history of Greek, through quantitative data from representative texts from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, ... More


Modalization, Nonveridicality, and Commitment

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

in Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226763200
eISBN:
9780226763484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter builds the formal framework of the authors’ theory by studying modalization, specifically epistemic modality. The chapter centers around the notions of veridicality, nonveridicality, ... More


Solipsistic and Suppositional Belief

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

in Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226763200
eISBN:
9780226763484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter offers a detailed analysis of the mood choice with doxastic (i.e., belief verbs) attitude verbs in Greek and Italian. The authors distinguish between Solipsistic and Suppositional ... More


Ability Modals, Temporality, and Implicatives

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

in Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226763200
eISBN:
9780226763484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explains why the subjunctive/infinitive is chosen with ability modals (ability modality) and implicative verbs, instead of a finite clause when a language makes it available. The ... More


Evaluative Subjunctive and Nonveridicality

Alda Giannakidou

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses the diversity of the subjunctive while trying establish a unified core crosslingustically. Giannakidou proposes that optional subjunctive contributes an evaluation. The ... More


Licensing Negative Polarity Items

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Unified Theory of Polarity Sensitivity: Comparative Syntax of Arabic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197554883
eISBN:
9780197554920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554883.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter concerns the role that syntax plays in licensing NPIs (negative polarity items). Scholars have argued for a semantic approach to characterizing the unifying properties of the wide range ... More


The (non)veridicality theory of polarity and negator selection

Katerina Chatzopoulou

in Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter the theory of nonveridicality is presented, along with the relevant evidence from Standard Modern Greek regarding negator choice. It is argued that negator choice in Modern Greek must ... More


Developments in Hellenistic-Roman times and the Nonveridicality projection (third century BC to fourth century AD)

Katerina Chatzopoulou

in Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines sentential negation during the Hellenistic Koine stage of Greek based on non-atticizing texts mainly from the first century BC to the second century AD. Structural developments ... More


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