Minds divided: Speaker attitudes in quotatives

Stef Spronck

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    This chapter analyzes how speakers can co-encode a reported message and an evaluation of that message in a quotative construction. It presents a typological account of the structures and meanings languages may employ to express, for example, (dis)agreement with or doubt in the truth of the message conveyed and suggests ways in which this may correlate with types of quotative constructions. It argues that interactions between modality and evidentiality in quotatives determine their form and function, and introduces a constructionist model to capture these interactions. By identifying the categories relevant for studying speaker attitudes in quotation, it aims to present a method for the typological analysis of quotatives as ‘double-voiced utterances’, as conceived in Vološinov (1973) and Jakobson (1957).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuotatives. Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives
    EditorsIsabelle Buchstaller and Ingrid Van Alphen
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam, the Netherlands
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    ISBN (Print)9789027239051
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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