du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Italian come se "as if": evidential and epistemic aspects
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Italian.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7941-895X
Show others and affiliations
2014 (English)In: Certainty-uncertainty – and the attitudinal space in between / [ed] Cantarini, S, Abraham, W. & Leiss, E, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014, 297-393 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper was to analyze the 109 occurrences of Italian come se “as if” in a homogenous written corpus of 780 texts, with the aim to highlight the implied evidential and epistemic aspects, not yet explicitly studied in the pertinent literature. We used an interdisciplinary approach which combines linguistics with aspects of cognitive psychology of communication: (a) a Gestalt Psychology oriented perspective, (b) J.S. Petöfi’s Text Theory, in particular his model of Atomic Text, and (c) our view on evidentiality and epistemicity. From this perspective, we found three types of come se: (1) counterfactual; (2) conjectural (on a literal level); and (3) conjectural (on a non-literal, i.e. symbolic, level).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014. 297-393 p.
Keyword [en]
as if conditionals, epistemic modality, evidentiality, gestalt
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Modalitet i Italienska
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17024ISBN: 9789027259301 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-17024DiVA: diva2:791479
Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-02-27 Last updated: 2016-03-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Colella, Gianluca
By organisation
Italian
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 661 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf