ASSERTIVE VERBS AS A MEANS OF MARKING EPISTEMIC STANCE OF THE UTTERANCE IN ENGLISH

  • Rozanna Riadska
Keywords: performative verb, performative utterance, illocutionary aim, assertive speech act, epistemic stance, parenthesis

Abstract

The article explores the salient features of assertive verbs as a means of expressing epistemic modal meanings in English. It is suggested to provide a framework for the analysis of assertives in terms of structural characteristics and epistemic modal potential. The research focus is on the peculiarities of parenthetical and non-parenthetical use of assertive verbs and its impact on the modal colouring of the utterance.

Published
2018-10-25
How to Cite
Riadska, R. (2018). ASSERTIVE VERBS AS A MEANS OF MARKING EPISTEMIC STANCE OF THE UTTERANCE IN ENGLISH. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, 2(69), 125-128. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/1668