From synchrony to diachrony : Stance constructions in computer-mediated and spoken discourse

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Abstract

This talk is divided into two parts. In the first part of the talk I will present a study that looks at the use of epistemic and evidential stance verbs on an online bulletin board. With the help of quantitative corpus techniques, I expect to find support to the hypothesis that epistemic and evidential stance verbs are important markers of social status in such communities. In the second part of the talk I will turn to spoken discourse and propose an upcoming study that would deal with the grammaticalization of epistemic and evidential complement-taking predicates and their functional characteristics in spoken British English.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature

Keywords

  • Epistemicity, social status, grammaticalization, corpus linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventJournée d’étude du groupe LECSeL, Phonologie - Acquisition et Discours - Constructions - University of Paris 8
Duration: 2014 Nov 29 → …

Conference

ConferenceJournée d’étude du groupe LECSeL, Phonologie - Acquisition et Discours - Constructions
Period2014/11/29 → …