Distance, evidentiality and counter-argumentation: Concessive future in Spanish

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Title: Distance, evidentiality and counter-argumentation: Concessive future in Spanish
Authors: Rodríguez Rosique, Susana
Research Group/s: LEXIS (Grupo de Investigación en Léxico y Sintaxis) | Grupo de Estudio para la Pragmática y la Ironía del Español de la Universidad de Alicante (GRIALE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Concessive future | Evidentiality | Counter-argumentation | Distance
Knowledge Area: Lengua Española
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Pragmatics. 2015, 85: 181-199. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2015.03.017
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine the connection between Spanish concessive future and evidentiality. More specifically, it is argued that concessive future does not merely represent a contextual variant of conjectural future (Escandell, 2010) but a new use (Squartini, 2012) which is restricted by the activated status of the proposition ( Dryer, 1996). Unlike conjectural future, concessive future does not have an inferential purpose; instead, it plays a role within the (counter) argumentation process. It actually develops a déréalisant function ( Ducrot, 1995). Therefore, although conjectural use and concessive use share the deictic value of future, they are the projection of this value over different levels of meaning. More generally, this paper shows that future in Spanish may intersect with several semantic and discourse categories, including – but not limited to – evidentiality.
Sponsor: This research has been supported by Generalitat Valenciana (Spain), under grant GV/2014/089, and by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, under grants FFI2013-45693-R and FFI2012-30941.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/57813
ISSN: 0378-2166 (Print) | 1879-1387 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2015.03.017
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2015.03.017
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