Studies in Evidentiality

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Robert M. W. Dixon
John Benjamins Publishing, 2003 - 347 lappuses
In a number of languages, the speaker must specify the evidence for every statement whether seen, or heard, or inferred from indirect evidence, or learnt from someone else. This grammatical category, referring to information source, is called 'evidentiality'. Evidentiality systems differ in how complex they are: some distinguish just two terms (eyewitness and noneyewitness, or reported and non-reported), while others have six (or even more) terms. Evidentiality is a category in its own right, and not a subtype of epistemic or some other modality, or of tense-aspect. The introductory chapter sets out cross-linguistic parameters for studying evidentiality. It is followed by twelve chapters which deal with typologically different languages from various parts of the world: Shipibo-Conibo, Jarawara, Tariana and Myky from South America; West Greenlandic Eskimo; Western Apache and Eastern Pomo from North America; Qiang (Tibeto-Burman); Yukaghir (Siberian isolate); Turkic languages; languages of the Balkans; and Abkhaz (Northwest Caucasian). The final chapter summarises some of the recurrent patterns.
 

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CHAPTER
1
Elena Maslova Pilar Valenzuela
4
CHAPTER
7
Ruth Monserrat and Linguistics
25
Evidentiality in ShipiboKonibo with a comparative overview
33
CHAPTER 3
63
CHAPTER 4
79
Sally McLendon fortesqhum ku
100
CHAPTER 8
189
CHAPTER 9
219
CHAPTER 10
237
CHAPTER 11
243
Evidentiality in Turkic
273
CHAPTER 13
291
Evidentials Summation questions prospects
307
Victor Friedman
314

CHAPTER 5
101
CHAPTER 6
131
Evidentiality in Jarawara
165

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