Title
wollen : On the verge between quotative and reportive evidential
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Volume/pages
2(2014) :1 , p. 167-190
ISSN
2197-2788
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper investigates certain uses of the German modal verb wollen will, want (dubbed WILL) in which it relates non-firsthand information to a source, a function comparable to that of both reportive evidentiality and reported speech. The latter distinction is reframed in terms of a reportive-quotative opposition, and based on corpus-driven analysis the paper argues that WILL displays a combination of traits that warrant it the composite label quoportive. It is concluded that WILL, in its hybridity, is evidence for the existence of a category called referral which captures what is shared between evidentiality and reported speech.
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/300943/aac6f033a09.pdf
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