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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic$
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Youssef A. Haddad

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474434072

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001

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Attitude Datives in Social Context – The Analytic Tools

Attitude Datives in Social Context – The Analytic Tools

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(p.23) 2 Attitude Datives in Social Context – The Analytic Tools
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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic
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Youssef A. Haddad

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.003.0002

This chapter defines attitude datives as evaluative and relational pragmatic markers that allow the speaker to present material from a specific perspective and to invite the hearer to view the material from the same perspective. It identifies three types of context that are pertinent to the analysis of these datives. These are the sociocultural context (e.g., values, beliefs), the situational context (i.e., identities, activity types), and the co-textual context (e.g., contextualization cues). The chapter draws on Cognitive Grammar and Theory of Stance and puts forth a sociocognitive model called the stancetaking stage model. In this model, when a speaker uses an attitude dative construction, she directs her hearer’s attention to the main content of her message and instructs him to view this content through the attitude dative as a filter. In this sense, the attitude dative functions as a perspectivizer and the main content becomes a perspectivized thought.

Keywords:   attitude datives, evaluation, perspectivization, Cognitive Grammar, Theory of Stance, identity, activity type, sociocultural values, context

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