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Author Gentens, Caroline, author
Title The factive-reported distinction in English / Caroline Gentens
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2020]
©2020
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 人文社會聯圖  PE1369 .G46 2020    AVAILABLE    30630020135081
Descript xvii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs [TiLSM], 1861-4302 ; volume 342
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 342
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
This study offers a reconceptualization of the factive presupposition. It presents a cognitive-functional account based on three central features: the event structure of semantic classes of matrix predicates, the sources of modal stances in the complement clause, and the coercive potential of predicate-complement combinations. In this way the study complements the dominant formal pragmatic and formal syntactic theories on factivity
Acknowledgements -- Figures -- Tables -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The what, why, and how in brief -- Prior definitions of factivity : Disparate views -- The factive presupposition -- From philosophy to logical semantics -- Pragmatic presupposition -- Interpersonal value of the factive presupposition -- Entity types -- Interpersonal marking in complement clauses -- Functional layers : grammatical restrictions on entity types -- Functional layers : grammatical restrictions on factive complements -- Asserted complement clauses and main clause phenomena -- The alternative approach : representational and interpersonal semantics -- Factive complement clauses as nominalized clauses -- Formal approaches -- Cognitive-functional approaches -- The matching problem : complement types and complement-taking predicates -- Aims -- Representational semantics -- Introduction -- A three-way semantic classification -- The semantic classification in simple clauses : creation and manipulation -- Created vs. pre-existent objects -- Manipulated vs. unaffected pre-existent objects -- The two parameters combined -- The semantic classification of finite complement clauses -- Created vs. pre-existent clauses -- Manipulated vs. unaffected clauses -- The two parameters combined -- Aspectual analysis -- Theoretical prerequisites : situation types -- Analysis -- Reporting constructions -- Manipulative constructions -- Factive constructions -- Conclusion -- Interpersonal semantics : Modality -- Introduction -- Modality -- The interpersonal status of modal auxiliaries -- Modality as expressed by the indicative -- Speaker-related modal auxiliaries in complement clauses -- Modalized attestations of reporting, manipulative, and factive complement clauses -- Analysis of modal stance patterns : introduction -- Indirect speech or thought constructions -- Factive constructions -- Factive constructions with cognitive predicates -- Factive constructions with emotive predicates -- Manipulative constructions -- Conclusion -- Object extraposition -- Introduction -- Theoretical background : factivity and, or givenness -- Methodology : data -- Object extraposition and givenness -- Referential givenness -- Discourse givenness -- Hearer givenness -- Relational givenness -- Object extraposition and factivity -- Object extraposition : only in factive constructions? -- The grammar and form of extraposed object clauses -- Discursive meaning : emphatic assertion -- The aspectual construal induced by object extraposition -- Factive constructions : aspectual construal by object extraposition -- Manipulative constructions : aspectual construal by object extraposition -- A constructional semantics for object extraposition : occurrential it -- Conclusion -- The diachrony of the fact that-clauses -- Introduction -- Methodology : data -- Theoretical background -- The diachrony of the fact that-clauses -- Contexts with restricted alternation -- The matching problem : factive, manipulative, or reporting contexts -- The semantic value of fact in Late Modern English : truth presupposition? -- Conclusion -- I regret (to say) : From factive to reporting construction -- Introduction -- Theoretical background -- Parentheticals -- The case of regret -- Methodology : Corpora and data extraction -- A synchronic analysis : Discourse contexts for I regret (to say) -- A diachronic analysis : the development of to-infinitives and reported speech patterns -- Early Modern English -- Late Modern English -- Productivity of the diachronic development -- Conclusion -- Conclusions -- Summing up -- Brief outlook -- References -- Index
Subject English language -- Syntax
English language -- Syntax. fast (OCoLC)fst00911850
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