On the use of cognitive verbs in political interviews

Název: On the use of cognitive verbs in political interviews
Zdrojový dokument: Brno studies in English. 2015, roč. 41, č. 1, s. [41]-59
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    1805-0867 (online)
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This paper focuses on the use and functions of cognitive verbs in the genre of political interview. These verbs are frequently used in argumentative discourse to modify the meaning conveyed in a proposition and to show different degrees of speaker involvement. Apart from expressing a subjective standpoint, they also have an intersubjective function, which means that they show the recipient how the speaker's viewpoint expressed in the proposition should be understood. The intersubjective perspective also indicates that a certain piece of information conveyed by the speaker is open for negotiation. The aim of this contribution is to examine the distribution, frequency and functions of cognitive verbs occurring in a corpus of political interviews and to find out how these constructions modify the meaning of utterances. Since these verbs co-occur frequently with discourse markers such as and, because, but, so, well, etc., these configurations were investigated as well.
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