Book review of "Linguistic realization of evidentiality in European languages" edited by Gabriele Diewald and Elena Smirnova, De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin, Germany : New York, USA.

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2012) Book review of "Linguistic realization of evidentiality in European languages" edited by Gabriele Diewald and Elena Smirnova, De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin, Germany : New York, USA. Studies in Language, 36 (2). pp. 431-439.

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Abstract

[Extract] This volume contains thirteen chapters, all relating to the expression of perception (seeing and hearing), and information source in a selection of European languages. The past decade has seen a surge of interest in epistemology, evidentiality, and other grammatical, and also lexical, devices related to the expression of information source, and attitudes to information (see a comprehensive bibliography in Aikhenvald 2011). The ways in which speakers of different languages express the source of knowledge, and their attitudes to it, are among what can be called 'fashionable' issues in modern linguistics. Publication of this volume fits in with this trend.

Item ID: 23731
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1569-9978
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 04:16
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200407 Lexicography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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