Epistemic stance in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing : focus on mental and communication verbs

2019
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article
2
dc.abstract.enThis article reports on a study into the use of a subset of stance markers in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, and it reveals how the choice of these markers is affected by the speakers’ interactional roles and communicative purposes. It looks in particular at the ways the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser deploy "Believing" mental verbs ('think', 'believe', 'understand') and common communication verbs ('say', 'tell', 'talk') to orient themselves to the epistemic domain. The investigation also demonstrates how the questioners, i.e. the Senators and the prosecutor, manifest their attitudes. In sum, the analysis suggests that Judge Kavanaugh prefers external domains of reference (communication verbs) whereas Christine B. Ford favours internal domains of reference (mental verbs). In this way, rational and credibility appeals ('logos' and 'ethos') are juxtaposed with affective appeals ('pathos'). Consequently, it is posited, patterns with mental and communication verbs determine the degree of certainty projected by the testifying parties.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiejpl
dc.contributor.authorSzczyrbak, Magdalena - 127656 pl
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T12:38:19Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T12:38:19Z
dc.date.issued2019pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.number2pl
dc.description.physical72-94pl
dc.description.publication1,4pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume12pl
dc.identifier.doi10.5817/DI2019-2-72pl
dc.identifier.eissn1805-952Xpl
dc.identifier.issn1802-9930pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/150077
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.encommunication verbspl
dc.subject.enconfirmation hearingpl
dc.subject.enepistemic stancepl
dc.subject.enmental verbspl
dc.subject.enUS Supreme Courtpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleEpistemic stance in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing : focus on mental and communication verbspl
dc.title.journalDiscourse and Interactionpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
dspace.entity.typePublication
dc.abstract.enpl
This article reports on a study into the use of a subset of stance markers in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, and it reveals how the choice of these markers is affected by the speakers’ interactional roles and communicative purposes. It looks in particular at the ways the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser deploy "Believing" mental verbs ('think', 'believe', 'understand') and common communication verbs ('say', 'tell', 'talk') to orient themselves to the epistemic domain. The investigation also demonstrates how the questioners, i.e. the Senators and the prosecutor, manifest their attitudes. In sum, the analysis suggests that Judge Kavanaugh prefers external domains of reference (communication verbs) whereas Christine B. Ford favours internal domains of reference (mental verbs). In this way, rational and credibility appeals ('logos' and 'ethos') are juxtaposed with affective appeals ('pathos'). Consequently, it is posited, patterns with mental and communication verbs determine the degree of certainty projected by the testifying parties.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Szczyrbak, Magdalena - 127656
dc.date.accessioned
2020-02-25T12:38:19Z
dc.date.available
2020-02-25T12:38:19Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2019
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.numberpl
2
dc.description.physicalpl
72-94
dc.description.publicationpl
1,4
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
12
dc.identifier.doipl
10.5817/DI2019-2-72
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1805-952X
dc.identifier.issnpl
1802-9930
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/150077
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
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otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
communication verbs
dc.subject.enpl
confirmation hearing
dc.subject.enpl
epistemic stance
dc.subject.enpl
mental verbs
dc.subject.enpl
US Supreme Court
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Article
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Epistemic stance in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing : focus on mental and communication verbs
dc.title.journalpl
Discourse and Interaction
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JournalArticle
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Publication
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