Epistemological positioning and evidentiality in English news discourse: a text-driven approach

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dc.contributor.author Bednarek, Monika en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:01:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T13:01:47Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002713 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bednarek Monika 2006, 'Epistemological positioning and evidentiality in English news discourse: a text-driven approach', De Gruyter, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 635-660. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0165-4888 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/982
dc.description.abstract This paper uses a text-driven approach to explore epistemological positioning (the expression of assessments concerning knowledge) in English newspapers. The notion of epistemological positioning (EP) often overlaps with evidentiality?the linguistic marking of the basis of speaker/writer knowledge. This is a relatively modern concept in linguistics and, compared to the amount of research it has attracted concerning other languages, it has been somewhat neglected in research focusing on English. Newspaper texts are a particularly good source for looking into EP and evidentiality, because the news story is a genre that is preoccupied with knowledge. The analysis shows that EP in English can be very complex, and that the distinction between attribution and averral (Sinclair 1988) needs to be taken into account when discussing it in naturally occurring texts (particularly in news texts). The resulting elements of EP that are identified for the English language offer a first glance at the possibilities to express EP in English, and open up future research on EP in different registers and text types. en_US
dc.publisher De Gruyter en_US
dc.title Epistemological positioning and evidentiality in English news discourse: a text-driven approach en_US
dc.parent Text & Talk (Print Edition): an interdisciplinary journal of language, discourse & communication studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Berlin, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 635 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 660 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200400 en_US
dc.personcode 104228 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords epistemological positioning; evidentiality; attribution; averral; subjectivity; news discourse. en_US
dc.staffid 104228 en_US

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