EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CONFERENCE
Examines the relationship between the comedy of Swift's A Tale of a Tub, the role of the speaker and satire on modern literature. The point made is that speaker reliability depends directly on the sources of "evidence" h/s presents. To clarify what this entails the author uses the linguistic notion of "evidentiality."
gene washington. "SWIFT, COMEDY, EVIDENTIALITY" EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CONFERENCE. Salt Lake City, Utah. Jan. 1993.