Title: You want to be careful: Advice as the only emerging modal use of want to/wanna, or shifting frames?
Authors: Verplaetse, Heidi # ×
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Editions de l'UniversiteĢ de Bruxelles
Series Title: Belgian Journal of Linguistics vol:24 issue:1 pages:36-53
Abstract: Abstract The current contribution considers the use of the emerging modal forms want to / wanna for the speech act of advice with reference to two cognitive frameworks, viz. force dynamics and frame semantics. It is held that a volitional semantic core is projected in terms of wanting as a force dynamic experience which extends to the addressee as a mental extrapolation. In frame semantic terms the resulting speech act generates a new frame and new participant roles, so that the category “Attempt_suasion" is proposed as an addition for the verb form want in FrameNet. The interpretations in terms of both theoretical frameworks are further supported by the case of second person want to / wanna for advice with an added question tag, representing respectively a lifted barrier and a frame shift, and illustrating the added potential of the forms in terms of face, when compared to the modal should. Keywords Want to / wanna - volition - advice - force dynamics - frame semantics
ISBN: 978 90 272 2684 6
ISSN: 0774-5141
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar and Typology (FunC), Leuven
Translation Studies Research Unit - miscellaneous
Translation and Technology, Campus Sint-Andries Antwerp
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