Evidentiality Property ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/EvidentialityProperty


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Evidentiality Property

Direct SubConcepts:

AssumptiveEvidentiality  AuditoryEvidentiality  DeductiveEvidentiality  DirectEvidentiality  FolkloreEvidentiality  HearsayEvidentiality  IndirectEvidentiality  InferentialEvidentiality  OtherSourceEvidentiality  OtherThanVisualEvidentiality  SecondHandEvidentiality  VisualEvidentiality  



Definition:

Evidentiality denotes the basis that the speaker has for claiming that the event has occurred (or is going to take place). Appear to show a greater number of distinctions in the realis mood (especially in the past tense) than the irrealis mood. [Bhat 1999: 63-64, 70]


See Also:
Surrey Morphology Group - Evidentiality

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