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dc.contributor.authorAlonso Almeida, Franciscoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T18:25:12Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-21T18:25:12Z-
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn1612-295Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/43863-
dc.description.abstractScientific writing presents a set of rhetorical strategies to effectively express mitigation of claims. Critical analysis includes epistemic modality and evidentiality within these attenuating devices. In my view, the basis for these inclusions lies in a truth-value interpretation of the data. In the present article, my main objective is to show that, while epistemic modality can indeed convey mitigation of a proposition, evidentiality does not behave in a similar way. My intention is also to demonstrate following Cornillie and Delbecque (2008) that the use of evidentiality is to show the authors' construal of information rather than to imply authorial commitment to or indecision regarding the information presented. To this end, I will produce two different analyzes of the same data when coming to the description of evidentials, one that concerns a pragmatic interpretation. The study is conducted on a corpus of English and Spanish medical research articles from which instances of epistemic and evidential devices with a scope over a proposition are excerpted. The use of a contrastive analysis is twofold: first I want to detect preferences for any of these devices in two different languages, and second I also aim to discover whether these devices report a similar behavior in both cultures.en_US
dc.languagespaen_US
dc.publisher1612-295X
dc.relation.ispartofIntercultural Pragmaticsen_US
dc.sourceIntercultural Pragmatics[ISSN 1612-295X],v. 12, p. 33-57en_US
dc.subject57 Lingüísticaen_US
dc.subject.othermitigation; evidentiality; epistemic modality; commitment; involvement; pragmatics; semanticsen_US
dc.subject.otherEvidentialityen_US
dc.subject.otherEpistemic modalityen_US
dc.subject.otherCommitmenten_US
dc.subject.otherInvolvementen_US
dc.subject.otherPragmaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherSemanticsen_US
dc.titleOn the mitigating function of modality and evidentiality. Evidence from English and Spanish medical research papersen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/Articlees
dc.typeArticlees
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ip-2015-0002
dc.identifier.scopus84925294216-
dc.identifier.isi000352067600002
dc.contributor.authorscopusid24467184700-
dc.description.lastpage57-
dc.description.firstpage33-
dc.relation.volume12-
dc.investigacionArtes y Humanidadesen_US
dc.type2Artículoen_US
dc.contributor.daisngid3148892
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Alonso-Almeida, F
dc.date.coverdateEnero 2015
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item.fulltextSin texto completo-
crisitem.author.deptGIR Discourse, Communication and Society-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Filología Moderna, Traducción e Interpretación-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-4676-3831-
crisitem.author.parentorgDepartamento de Filología Moderna, Traducción e Interpretación-
crisitem.author.fullNameAlonso Almeida, Francisco Jesús-
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