The Structure of Evidential Categories in Wanka Quechua, Issue 131
The study of evidentiality is in its relative infancy, and each new study in this largely unexplored area of linguistic structure reveals subtleties of grammatical and semantic behavior that give reason to reconsider and deepen analyses found in previous works. Evidentiality is usually discussed in terms of the kinds of justification a speaker has for making a particular assertion. When the author first began studying the Wanka Quechua language, he was immediately struck with the fact that the evidential system was not behaving as he had expected. Careful consideration of the individual markers revealed semantic nuances that are not usually found in other treatments on this topic. This volume provides a detailed look at the semantics of the evidential system of one Quechua language with implications for others. Parallels are noted with evidential systems of unrelated languages. The author analyzes the Wanka Quechua evidential system using a cognitive view of grammar and applies this approach to issues of semantics and category structure.
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Toward a Definition of Evidentiality
Theory Debris and Evidentiality
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actually addressee appears aspect associated Aymara certainty challenge chapter characterization chr(a cognitive commitment conceptualizer conjecture evidential conjecture marker consider construal construed context conversation cross-linguistically degree deictic expressions deixis designated proposition dialect direct evidence direct evidential direct experience discussion distinct elements encoded entities epistemic modality evidential marking evidential system example figure folktales grammatical grammaticalized ground domains grounding predications hearsay Huancayo idealized cognitive model indicates inference inferencing information source interaction involves irony irreality Johanna Nichols kind knowledge Langacker lexical linguistic mirativity Note notion observed particular perception event person future potential present prototypical proximity Quechua language questions reality reference relationship relevant reportative rhetorical riddles scenario schematic scope of predication semantic semantic network sense sentence sh(i situation Slobin spatial speaker specific speech event participants status structure subdomains suffix suggest temporal tense tion Tuyuca typically Uto-Aztecan utterance validation verb Wanka Quechua Weber Willett Wintu ya'a