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Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and ThoughtMood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes$
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Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780226763200

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.001.0001

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Truth, Veridicality, and the Problem of Grammatical Mood

Truth, Veridicality, and the Problem of Grammatical Mood

(p.1) Chapter One Truth, Veridicality, and the Problem of Grammatical Mood
Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought

Anastasia Giannakidou

Alda Mari

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 1 gives an overview of the verb classes to be discussed and the basic subjunctive-indicative patterns in Greek and Italian. Greek has mood particles. The chapter illustrates the difference between mood selection and mood flexibility. The authors establish the Principle of Veridicality for assertions in co-operative conversation, which says speakers utters what they believe or know to be true when they are co-operative. The chapter shows that veridicality is suspended when modal verbs are used. Finally, the chapter illustrates parallelisms between the phenomenon of mood choice and polarity item licensing.

Keywords:   verb classes, subjunctive-indicative, mood particles, mood selection, mood flexibility, principle of veridicality, co-operative conversation, assertions, modal verbs, polarity item licensing

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