Richard J. Whitt
Singular perception, multiple perspectives through we: constructing intersubjective meaning in English and German
Whitt, Richard J.
This paper presents the results of a corpus-based investigation of the role of the first-person plural pronoun in the construction of intersubjective meaning among evidential perception verbs in written and spoken English and German (mainly written). Whereas the first-person singular pronoun only signifies that the evidence rests solely with the speaker/writer, the first-person plural pronoun allows a much wider range of intersubjective meanings concerning the nature of the evidence. It is also shown how English and German perception verbs express intersubjective evidential meaning in a number of different complementation patterns, how the type of this meaning is often linked to these patterns, and how the use of the first-person plural pronoun can vary among and within these constructions.
|Publication Date||Feb 27, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Series Title||Pragmatics & beyond new series|
|Book Title||Constructing collectivity: 'we' across languages and contexts|
|APA6 Citation||Whitt, R. J. (2014). Singular perception, multiple perspectives through we: constructing intersubjective meaning in English and German. In T. Pavlidou (Ed.), Constructing collectivity: 'we' across languages and contextsJohn Benjamins. doi:10.1075/pbns.239|
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