Veridicality is a linguistic term used primarily within formal semantics. The approach to veridicality adopted here is crucially based on the concept of truth commitment: if an epistemic agent is committed to the truth of a given proposition, then the latter is veridical; if there is no such truth commitment, then the proposition is nonveridical. We show veridicality to be a useful explanatory concept that can account for a range of different phenomena across Slavic. From a semantic point of view, veridicality is applied to areas such as modality, evidentiality, and clausal tense. From a syntactic perspective, we show that veridicality can be used to account for the interactions between different operators within main clauses as well as for mood or complementizer selection in embedded clauses, among other phenomena.

Veridicality

Krapova Iliana
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Socanac Tomislav
Investigation
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2022

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Veridicality is a linguistic term used primarily within formal semantics. The approach to veridicality adopted here is crucially based on the concept of truth commitment: if an epistemic agent is committed to the truth of a given proposition, then the latter is veridical; if there is no such truth commitment, then the proposition is nonveridical. We show veridicality to be a useful explanatory concept that can account for a range of different phenomena across Slavic. From a semantic point of view, veridicality is applied to areas such as modality, evidentiality, and clausal tense. From a syntactic perspective, we show that veridicality can be used to account for the interactions between different operators within main clauses as well as for mood or complementizer selection in embedded clauses, among other phenomena.
Encyclopedia of Slavic languages and linguistics
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