Mirativity vs. Evidentiality?

jess tauber phonosemantics at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 19 14:40:55 UTC 2009

I've been reading Dixon/Aikhenvald's first volume of papers on evidentiality and have just learned of the existance of mirativity- so now I have a name I can put on the Yahgan suffix -ara with that function. However, it seems there is some issue over whether mirativity is properly part of the system of evidentiality generally.

Has any consensus begun to form yet as to the relation here? Thanks.

Jess Tauber
phonosemantics at earthlink.net

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