The Grammar of Knowledge

- A Cross-Linguistic Typology

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The Grammar of Knowledge
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
27-02-2014
Sprog:
Engelsk
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The Grammar of Knowledge offers both a linguistic and anthropological perspective on the expression of information sources, as well as inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations of doubt and beliefs in a range of languages. The book investigates twelve different languages, from families including Tibeto-Burman, Nakh-Dagestani, and Austronesian, all of which share the property of requiring the source of information to be specified inevery sentence. In these languages, it may not be possible to say merely that 'the man went fishing'. Instead, the source of evidence for the statement must also be specified, usually through the use of evidential markers. For example, it may be necessary to indicate whether the speaker saw the man gofishing; has simply assumed that the man went fishing; or was told that he went fishing by a third party. Some languages, such as Hinuq and Tatar, distinguish between first-hand and non first-hand information sources; others, such as Ersu, mark three distinct types of information - directly required, inferred or assumed, and reported. Some require an even greater level of specification: Asheninka Perene, from South America, has a specific marker to express suspicions or misgivings.Like others in the series, the book illustrates and examines these aspects of language in different cultural and linguistic settings. It will interest linguists of all persuasions as well as linguistically-minded anthropologists.

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Udgivelsesdato:
27-02-2014
ISBN13:
9780198701316
Vægt:
624 g
Dybde:
26 mm
Bredde:
162 mm
Højde:
240 mm
Nummer i serien:
7
Nummer i serien:
7
Format:
Hardback
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse This book explores the expression of information source, inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations of doubt and beliefs across a wide range of languages in different cultural settings. Like others in the series it will interest both linguists and linguistically-minded anthropologists. 15 line drawings; 2 maps

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