Evidentials and Modals (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface #39) (Hardcover)

Evidentials and Modals (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface #39) By Chungmin Lee (Volume Editor), Jinho Park (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Chungmin Lee (Volume Editor), Jinho Park (Volume Editor)
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This book offers an in-depth account of the meaning of grammatical elements representing evidentiality in connection to modality, focusing on theoretical/formal perspectives by eminent pioneers in the field and on recently discovered phenomena in Korean evidential markers by native scholars in particular. Evidentiality became a hot topic in semantics and pragmatics, trying to see what kind of evidential justification is provided by evidentials to support or be related to the 'at-issue' prejacent propositions. This book aims to provide a deeper understanding of such evidentiality in discourse contexts in a broad range of languages such as American Indian, Korean and Japanese, Turkish and African languages over the world. In addition, an introduction to the concept of evidentiality and theoretical perspectives and recent issues is also provided.

About the Author

Chungmin Lee, Ph.D. (1973), Indiana University and Seoul National University, is a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics (and Cognitive Science) at that university and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, ROK. He has published papers on semantics, Korean and English Semantics on presupposition, negative imperative, negative polarity, and information structure in journals like Language, Foundations of Language, Linguistic Inquiry. He has been on editorial boards of Linguistics and Philosophy and several other journals. He edited Topic and Focus with Buring and Gordon (Springer, 2006) and is editor of Springer's series Language, Cognition, and Mind (LCAM). Jinho Park, Ph.D. (2003), Seoul National University, is Professor of Korean Linguistics at that university. His research interests include linguistic typology, syntax and semantics of Asian languages, corpus linguistics and natural language processing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789004423596
ISBN-10: 9004423591
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: October 8th, 2020
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface