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Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari


This book is about how the concepts of truth, knowledge, and, broadly speaking, belief are reflected and codified in the grammar of natural languages. Does language directly access the world (what is true), or does it do so via semantic representations of the world categories? Natural languages vary in the vocabulary, form, and grammatical categories they realize; yet in addressing the question of language and thought, most Continental philosophy overlooks this striking variation and almost exclusively focuses on English. This book explores the interaction between truth, knowledge, and veridic ... More

Keywords: linguistics, veridicality, nonveridicality, modality, propositional attitudes, grammatical mood, philosophy of language, crosslinguistic semantics, formal semantics, doxastic verbs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226763200
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anastasia Giannakidou, author
University of Chicago

Alda Mari, author
Ecole Normale Supérieure