Evidence for evidentiality / edited by Ad Foolen, Helen de Hoop, Gijs Mulder.

  • Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
  • ©2018
1 online resource (323 pages).


Summary note
"Statements are always under the threat of the potential counter-question How do you know? To pre-empt this question, language users often indicate what kind of access they had to the communicated content: Their own perception, inference from other information, 'hearsay', etc. Such expressions, grammatical or lexical, have been studied in recent years under the cover term of evidentiality research. The present volume contributes 11 new studies to this flourishing field, all exploring evidential phenomena in a range of languages (Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Khalkha Mongolian, Spanish, Tibetan, Yurakaré), using a variety of methodologies. Evidential meaning is discussed in relation to other semantic dimensions, such as epistemic modality, semantic roles, commitment, quotative meaning, and tense. The volume is of interest to scholars and students who are interested in up-to-date methods and frameworks for studying evidential meaning and the various ways it is expressed in the languages of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
  • Evidentiality: How do you know? / Ad Foolen, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder
  • Evidentiality as stance: Event types and speaker roles / Henrik Bergqvist
  • Factual vs. evidential?: The past tense forms of spoken Khalkha Mongolian / Benjamin Brosig
  • I think and I believe: Evidential expressions in Dutch / Helen de Hoop, Ad Foolen, Gijs Mulder and Vera van Mulken
  • (Yo) creo que as a marker of evidentiality and epistemic modality: Evidence from Twitter / Gijs Mulder
  • Finnish evidential adverbs in argumentative texts / Minna Jaakola
  • Uralic perspectives on experimental evidence for evidentials: Early interpretation of the Estonian evidential morpheme / Anne Tamm, Reili Argus and Kadri Suurmäe
  • Reportive sollen in an exclusively functional view of evidentiality / Jeroen Vanderbiesen
  • The French future: Evidentiality and incremental information / Alda Mari
  • Evidence for the development of "evidentiality" as a grammatical category in the Tibetic languages / Bettina Zeisler
  • From similarity to evidentiality: Uncertain visual/perceptual evidentiality in Yurakaré and other languages / Sonja Gipper
  • What do different methods of data collection reveal about evidentiality? / Seppo Kittilä, Lotta Javala and Erika Sandman.
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information