Defining evidentiality

 
PIIS0373658X0007549-2-1
DOI10.31857/S0373658X0007549-2
Publication type Review
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Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameVoprosy Jazykoznanija
EditionIssue 6
Pages113-133
Abstract

This paper explores how evidentiality is defined in recent research. It was inspired by the recent publication of The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality and several other volumes, which provide a rich body of new material. The definition (or rather demarcation) of evidentiality encompasses both morphosyntactic and semantic parameters. I will address criteria for the distinction of dedicated grammatical evidentials, and survey the values distinguished in evidentiality’s semantic domain. In addition, I discuss deictic views of evidentiality, which seem a fruitful approach to the study of evidentials in context.

Keywordssurvey, deixis, evidentiality
AcknowledgmentThe article was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project “5-100”.
Received18.12.2019
Publication date20.12.2019
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