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What is evaluation information?

 

Definition
 

Evaluation information is a movable non-event within a discourse that consists of a speaker's feeling toward an event or a state of affairs. It may have broad scope (such as toward a series of events) or narrow scope (such as toward a participant).

Examples
 
  • Here comes that blackguard Jones. (blackguard has the narrow scope of evaluating a participant.)
  • So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God (from the parable of the rich landowner--Luke 12:21). (The entire sentence has the broad scope of evaluating the actions of the rich landowner throughout the preceeding parable.)
Source
 

Grimes, J. E. 1975:61ff.


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