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Date:  Wed, 12 Mar 2003 11:46:31 +0000
From:  paul at benjamins.com
Subject:  Studies in Evidentiality: Aikhenvald & Dixon (eds.)

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Date:  Wed, 12 Mar 2003 11:46:31 +0000
From:  paul at benjamins.com
Subject:  Studies in Evidentiality: Aikhenvald & Dixon (eds.)

Title: Studies in Evidentiality
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
           http://www.benjamins.com/, http://www.benjamins.nl		
Book URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL_54

Editor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Research Centre for Linguistic
	Typology, La Trobe University
Editor: R.M.W.  Dixon, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La
	Trobe University

Hardback: ISBN: 9027229627, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: EUR 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113442, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: USD 95.00

In a number of languages, the speaker must specify the evidence for
every statement whether seen, or heard, or inferred from indirect
evidence, or learnt from someone else. This grammatical category,
referring to information source, is called
"evidentiality". Evidentiality systems differ in how complex they are
some distinguish just two terms (eyewitness and noneyewitness, or
reported and non-reported), while others have six (or even more)
terms. Evidentiality is a category in its own right, and not a subtype
of epistemic or some other modality, or of tense-aspect. The
introductory chapter sets out cross-linguistic parameters for studying
evidentiality. It is followed by twelve chapters which deal with
typologically different languages from various parts of the world:
Shipibo-Conibo, Jarawara, Tariana and Myky from South America; West
Greenlandic Eskimo; Western Apache and Eastern Pomo from North
America; Qiang (Tibeto-Burman); Yukaghir (Siberian isolate); Turkic
languages; languages of the Balkans; and Abkhaz (Northwest
Caucasian). The final chapter summarises some of the recurrent

Table of Contents

Table of contents
Contributors  vii
Preface  ix
1. Evidentiality in typological perspective
     Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald  1
2. Evidentiality in Shipibo-Konibo, with a comparative overview of the
   category in Panoan
     Pilar M. Valenzuela  33
3. Evidentiality in Qiang*
     Randy J. LaPolla  63
4. Evidentiality in Western Apache (Athabaskan)
     Wilhem J. de Reuse  79
5. Evidentials in Eastern Pomo with a comparative survey of the
   category in other Pomoan languages
     Sally McLendon  101
6. Evidentiality in Tariana
     Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald  131
7. Evidentiality in Jarawara*
     R.M.W. Dixon  165
8. Evidentiality in the Balkans with special attention to Macedonian
   and Albanian*
     Victor A. Friedman  189
9. Evidentiality in Yukaghir
     Elena S. Maslova  219
10. Evidentiality in Myky
     Ruth Monserrat and R.M.W. Dixon  237
11. Evidential category and evidential strategy in Abkhaz
     Vjacheslav Chirikba  243
12. Evidentiality in Turkic
     Lars Johanson  273
13. Evidentiality in West Greenlandic: A case of scattered coding
     Michael Fortescue  291
14. Evidentials
     Brian D. Joseph  307
Index of authors  329
Index of languages and language families
Index of subjects

Lingfield(s):   Semantics
Subject Language(s): Shipibo-Konibo (Language Code: SHP)
  		     Jarawara (Language Code: JAP)
		     Tariano (Language Code: TAE)
		     My-Ky  (Language Code:)
		     West Greenlandic Eskimo (Language Code:ESG)
		     Apache, Western (Language Code: APW)
		     Pomo, Northern (Language Code: PEJ)
		     Quiang (Language Code: CNG)
		     Yukaghir (Language Code: YKJ)
		     Abkhaz (Language Code: ABK)
Language Family(ies):   Turkic

Written In:   English (Language Code: ENG)




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