Belief and assertion. Evidence from mood shift.
Alda Mari
July 2018

We address the question of the strength of belief and argue that belief is privately strong and publicly weak, advocating evidence from mood shift. We propose a double-layered analysis whereby non-factive epistemics feature an update instruction adding p non assertively to the common ground.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004133
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Published in: Questioning Speech Acts Konstanz Sept. 2017
keywords: belief, certainty, private commitment, public commitment, update instructions, syntax
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