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Journal Title: Language and Dialogue
Volume/Issue:   4 / 1
Issue Title: Certainty and Uncertainty in Dialogue
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Certainty and Uncertainty in Dialogue
Special issue of Language and Dialogue 4:1 (2014)

Table of Contents

Andrzej Zuczkowski
1 – 6


Certainty, uncertainty and unexpectedness in English and French: Towards a redefinition of the epistemic stance
Agnès Celle and Laure Lansari
7 – 23

The epistemic side of retrospective utterances
Christine Paul
24 – 41

Probability and certainty markers in French and in Spanish (sans doute / sin duda)
Elisabeth Miche and Clara Ubaldina Lorda
42 – 57

I haven’t spoken to him about it: Evidentiality in White House press briefings
Christoph Schubert
58 – 75

Obama said it: Quoting as an evidential strategy in online discussion forums
Elisabeth Reber
76 – 92

The risks of uncertainty: Hedging strategies in rape trial discourse
Diane Ponterotto
93 – 111

The dialogic construction of certainty in legal contexts
Giuseppe Mininni, Rosa Scardigno and Ignazio Grattagliano
112 – 131

Evidential and epistemic strategies in Romanian parliamentary debates
Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu
132 – 148

Strategic uses of certainty and uncertainty in a political debate
Liliana Ionescu-Ruxandoiu
149 – 162
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 25.2607