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Timing of belief as a key to cross-linguistic variation in common ground management

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dc.contributor.author Heim, Johannes M.
dc.contributor.author Wiltschko, Martina
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-17T07:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-17T07:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Heim, JM, Wiltschko ME. Timing of belief as a key to cross-linguistic variation in common ground management. Linguist Vanguard. 2022;8(2):261-75. DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2020-0116
dc.identifier.issn 2199-174X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/56254
dc.description.abstract In this paper we introduce the notion of Timing of Belief (ToB) as a relevant factor of variation in common ground (CG) management in sentence-peripheral particles across different languages. CG management traces the epistemic development of mutual beliefs between speaker and addressee. Evidence for the relevance of ToB comes from a small-scale acceptability study which tested the relevance of ToB for particles in English, German, and Spanish. While these languages all possess grammaticalized structures to encode different types of knowledge asymmetries between speaker and addressee, they vary with respect to the sensitivity or encoding of ToB. The evident relevance of ToB for CG management suggests that models which focus on the dynamic character of CG development require further expansion. We hope that the fine-graded differences in CG management reported here serve to inspire an engagement with the notion of ToB and the variation we find across languages and dialects.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher De Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartof Linguistics Vanguard. 2022;8(2):261-75.
dc.rights © De Gruyter Published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2020-0116
dc.title Timing of belief as a key to cross-linguistic variation in common ground management
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2020-0116
dc.subject.keyword common ground
dc.subject.keyword reason to believe
dc.subject.keyword sentence-peripheral particles
dc.subject.keyword storyboards
dc.subject.keyword timing of belief
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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