Gijs Mulder

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gijs Mulder plays a role.


Evidence for Evidentiality

Edited by Ad Foolen, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder

[Human Cognitive Processing, 61] 2018. vii, 313 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics


Mulder, Gijs and Patricia Sánchez Carrasco 2023 Beyond politeness: A corpus study of Spanish por favorLinguistics in the Netherlands 2023, Leufkens, Sterre and Marco Bril (eds.), pp. 178–193 | Article
Here we investigate the use of the politeness marker por favor ‘please’ in a corpus of contemporary Spanish dialogues from film scripts and literary dialogues. We argue that por favor is in fact only occasionally used as an expression of politeness. Apart from these uses, we distinguish between… read more
Hoop, Helen de and Gijs Mulder 2022 Claiming common ground with utterance-final particle hoor in Dutch: ‘Don’t tell anyone!’ claiming common ground with hoor Linguistics in the Netherlands 2022, Vogels, Jorrig and Sterre Leufkens (eds.), pp. 88–102 | Article
In this article we conduct a pragmatic analysis of the Dutch utterance-final particle hoor (lit. ‘hear’). Apparently, hoor has contradictory uses. It ex-presses politeness (involvement, togetherness), but it can also contribute to the face-threatening force of an utterance. We argue that there… read more
Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder 2018 Introduction: Evidentiality: How do you know?Evidence for Evidentiality, Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Introduction
Hoop, Helen de, Ad Foolen, Gijs Mulder and Vera van Mulken 2018 Chapter 3. I think and I believe: Evidential expressions in DutchEvidence for Evidentiality, Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder (eds.), pp. 77–97 | Chapter
This chapter focuses on the evidential use of Dutch denken ‘think’ and geloven ‘believe’ with a first person pronoun. On the basis of Twitter data we conclude that some constructions containing these verbs show features of grammaticalization and that the evidentiality at stake can be labelled as… read more
Mulder, Gijs 2018 Chapter 4. (Yo) creo que as a marker of evidentiality and epistemic modality: Evidence from TwitterEvidence for Evidentiality, Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder (eds.), pp. 99–120 | Chapter
This chapter surveys the use of the first person present of the cognitive verb creer ‘believe’ in contemporary Peninsular Spanish. It is based on data that were gathered from Twitter. The different functions of creo ‘I believe’ are closely related to a limited set of syntactic patterns. Creo with… read more
This paper presents a survey of the predicates that are used in Spanish to express evidentiality and epistemic modality. After an overview of the whole set and the characteristics of its most frequently used members, I will focus on a subset of predicates which share the fact that they do not… read more
Hoop, Helen de, Jetske Klatter-Folmer, Gijs Mulder and Tijn Schmitz 2016 Imperatives and politeness in DutchLinguistics in the Netherlands 2016, Audring, Jenny and Sander Lestrade (eds.), pp. 41–53 | Article
Imperatives are usually thought of as direct and therefore impolite. However, imperatives such as Have some coffee, Enjoy your holiday, or Sleep well are not considered impolite. The reason seems to be that these imperatives refer to actions that are beneficial to the hearer only. We make a… read more