Topics in Subjectification and Modalization

ORCID logoBert Cornillie | K.U. Leuven
Nicole Delbecque | K.U. Leuven
ISBN 9789027226808 | EUR 89.00 | USD 134.00
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As of Volume 9 (1994/95) John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics, the annual publication of the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Each volume is topical and includes selected papers from the international meetings organised by the LSB.

This volume on subjectification and modalization sheds new light on two kinds of shifts: (i) the shift from originally lexical reading toward propositional or procedural ones and (ii) the shift from direct speech to various forms of indirect speech. The papers of this volume not only corroborate many of the assumptions and hypotheses on semantic and syntactic change made in the literature, but also uncover the underlying principles that motivate these processes. Five papers discuss the patterns lying behind the grammaticalization and subjectification of adverbs and verbs. Three papers dwell on different ways of reporting or distancing the speaker’s own or someone else’s discourse and address the issue of how the speaker can make use of tense to modalize the proposition.

[Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 20] 2006.  208 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Bert Cornillie and Nicole Delbecque
Part one - Discourse Markers and Epistemic Expressions
From Time to Discourse Monitoring:agora and então in European Portuguese
Ana Cristina Macário Lopes and Patrícia Amaral
Syntactic Determinants of Pragmatic Markers of “Closure”
María Jesús González Fernández and Ricardo Maldonado
On certainly and zeker
Pieter Byloo, Richard Kastein and Jan Nuyts
The relation between Lexical and Epistemic Readings: The Equivalents of promise and threaten in Dutch and German
Maurice Vliegen
Subjectification of Verbs into Discourse Markers: Semantic-pragmatic Change only?
Concepción Company Company
Part two - Tense and Reported Speech
Tense and Evidentiality in Estonian
Mati Erelt, Helle Metslang and Karl Pajusalu
Speech or Thought Representation and Subjectification, or on the need to think twice
Lieven Vandelanotte
Tense and Time in Counterfactual Conditionals
Renaat Declerck and Susan Reed
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