Evidentials: their links with other grammatical categories

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2015) Evidentials: their links with other grammatical categories. Linguistic Typology, 19 (2). pp. 239-277.

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Abstract

Evidentiality – a grammatical expression of information source (Aikhenvald 2004, 2014a) – is often expressed on a clausal level, and its marking is associated with the verb. In a few languages, a noun phrase can acquire its own evidential specification. Evidentiality can be expressed autonomously, or be fused with another grammatical category, including aspect, tense, or mood for verbs, or spatial distance and topicality for noun phrases. We investigate interactions and dependencies between evidentiality and other grammatical categories, both verbal and nominal. A number of such dependencies is supported by the diachronic development and history of evidentials.

Item ID: 42861
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: aspect, evidential, inflection, information status, mirative, modality, mood, person, polarity, semantic change, syntax, tense
ISSN: 1613-415X
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 02:56
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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