New Doctoral Thesis: Erika Berglind Söderqvist. Evidential Marking in Spoken English: Linguistic Functions and Gender Variation


"This thesis investigates the marking of evidentiality in spoken British English. Evidentiality is the linguistic expression of whether and how a speaker/writer has access to evidence for or against the truth of a proposition, and it is usually manifested in the form of sensory evidentiality [...], hearsay evidentiality [...], or inferential evidentiality [...]. The aims of this thesis are to investigate whether there are quantitative differences between women and men in how often they mark evidentiality, and to analyze the functions of evidentiality in interaction in order to formulate an explanation of any gender differences."

The thesis will be publicly defended on 18 April 2020.

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Last modified: 2021-02-12