The grammar of knowledge in Saaroa

Pan, Chia-Jung (2014) The grammar of knowledge in Saaroa. In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., and Dixon, R.M.W., (eds.) The Grammar of Knowledge: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in Linguistic Typology, 7 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 89-107.

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[Extract] This chapter examines the expression of knowledge through evidentials, and through other means, and their correlations with types of knowledge, cultural conventions and speech practices in the Saaroa language. Discussion on evidentials focuses on the system of evidentiality and essential features of evidentiality. In addition to the grammatical category of evidentiality, this chapter further investigates other means of expressing the information source, including evidentiality strategy through reported speech, evidential-like meanings through markers, and lexical means through verbs of perception. Evidential systems have never been reported as a salient genetic feature of Formosan languages. 2 After thorough investigation and discussion, this chapter will show that a closed grammatical category, evidentiality, can be attested in Saaroa.

Item ID: 32377
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-870131-6
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns Institute, James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: ARC Dicovery Project DP110103207 "The grammar of knowledge: a cross-linguistic view of evidentiality and epistemological expressions"
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 05:36
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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