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, pp. 1-44. P. Chilton, Analysing Political Discourse. London and New York: Routeledge 2004. S. Choi, Acquisition of modality. In W. Frawley, (Ed.) The Expression of Modality. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter 2005, pp. 141-171. P. Collins, Modals and Quasi-modals in English. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi 2009. B. Cornillie, 2007. Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Spanish (Semi-)Auxiliaries. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin and New York. B. Cornillie, Evidentiality and epistemic modality. Functions of Language 16 (1/2009), 44-62. G. David, et al Zuzana Vokurková, Charles University in Prague Zuzana Vokurková Epistemic modalities in spoken Tibetan Abstract: This article will discuss the main means of expressing epistemic modali- ties in spoken Tibetan and will demonstrate that these are not expressed by modal verbs, as is the case with many languages of the world but by other lexical and grammatical means. These lexical means include, in particular, epistemic adverbs. The chief grammatical means to be found in the spoken language are morpho-syn- tactic

1 Introduction This paper provides a theoretical discussion and an operational model offering new tools to disentangle the three semantic–pragmatic domains of epistemic modality, evidentiality, and factuality. As a matter of fact, there is still lack of agreement concerning the semantic–pragmatic boundaries that need to be drawn between some inferential functions of evidentiality and the inferential/evaluational reasoning at the core of epistemic modality (e. g., Cornillie 2007 and Cornillie 2009 ; Mortelmans 2012 ; Nuyts 2001 ; Squartini 2008 and

Epistemic modality and focus in Dutch1 JAN NUYTS and WIETSKE VONK Abstract This paper reports on a ‘‘controlled data elicitation’’ experiment investigat- ing the role of information structure in the use of epistemic modal expression forms in Dutch. Specifically, it investigates the effect of focality versus nonfocality of an epistemic modal evaluation of Dutch speakers’ selection of a number of alternative expression types for epistemic modality (adverbs, predicative adjectives, modal auxiliaries, mental-state predicates, and par- ticles). In the experiment Axel Holvoet Epistemic modality, evidentiality, quotativity and echoic use Abstract: The purpose of the article is to shed light on the mutual relationships between three distinct but related domains of linguistic marking. Whereas the first two, epistemic modality and evidentiality, are now firmly established in the linguistic literature, the third, interpretive use, originally formulated in the frame- work of linguistic pragmatics (Sperber & Wilson 1986), is still waiting for recog- nition as a sui generis type of

lexical exponents of truth evaluation of propositions]. Katowice: Uniwersytet Śląski. Cheng, Winnie and Le Cheng. 2014. Epistemic modality in court judgments: A corpus-driven comparison of civil cases in Hong Kong and Scotland. English for Specific Purposes 33: 15–26. Coulthard, Malcolm and Alison Johnson. 2010. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics . London: Routledge. Danielewiczowa, Magdalena, 2008a. Jak nie należy opisywać przysłówków epistemicznych [How not to describe epistemic adverbs]. Wiener Slawistischer Almanach 72: 109–128. Danielewiczowa

: Ablex Coates, Jennifer. 1983. The semantics of the modal auxiliaries. London & Canberra: Croom Helm. Cornillie, Bert. 2009. Evidentiality and epistemic modality. On the close relationship between two different categories. Functions of Language 16(1). 44-62. DOI: 10.1075/fol.16.1.04cor Cornillie, Bert & Paola Pietrandrea. 2012. Modality at work. Cognitive, interactional and textual functions of modal markers. Journal of Pragmatics 44(15). 2109-2115. DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2012.10.004 Danielewiczowa, Magdalena. 2012. W głąb specjalizacji znaczeń. Przysłówkowe

T×W EPISTEMIC MODALITY ANDREA IACONA University of Turin ABSTRACT. So far, frames have been employed to provide a semantics for a language of tense logic that includes a modal operator that expresses historical necessi- ty. The operator is defined in terms of quantification over possible courses of events that satisfy a certain constraint, namely, that of being alike up to a given point. How- ever, a modal operator can as well be defined without placing that constraint. This pa- per outlines a logic where an operator of the latter Jean-Pierre Desclés Epistemic modality and evidentiality from an enunciative perspective Abstract: The aim of this article is to briefly compare and distinguish epistemic modalities and mediative enunciation in a network of concepts and to propose a semantic map construed within the framework of enunciation theory. Using the concept of enunciative stancetaking (Fr. ‘prise en charge énonciative’), we will show that it must not be confused with the notions of commitment and engage- ment (e.g. in assertions) which are Brenda Laca Epistemic modality and perfect morphology in Spanish and French Abstract: In current approaches to the interaction between modality and tempo- rality, there has been widespread consensus as to the fact that, in epistemic read- ings, modal verbs outscope tense and aspect (Condoravdi 2001, Hacquard 2006, Demirdache & Uribe-Etxeberria 2006, 2008 among many others). This generali- zation, which is semantic in nature, conflicts with the actual realization of tense- aspect morphology on epistemically interpreted