Notions of (inter)subjectivityNotions of (inter)subjectivity
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Grammar and Pragmatics
English Text Construction
5(2012):1, p. 53-76
University of Antwerp
This paper compares a few notions of 'subjectivity' (vs. 'objectivity' or 'intersubjectivity') circulating in the current functional and cognitive linguistic literature. It aims to demonstrate that, in spite of some points of contact in the analysis of certain linguistic issues, e.g. in the sphere of the modal categories, these notions actually refer to substantially different phenomena and should therefore not be confused.