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Author Aĭkhenvalʹd, A. I︠U︡. (Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna), author
Title The web of knowledge : evidentiality at the cross-roads / by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Imprint Boston : Brill, [2021]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P121 .A375 2021    AVAILABLE    30630020151542
Descript xv, 139 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Brill research perspectives
Note "Knowledge can be expressed in language using a plethora of grammatical means. Four major groups of meanings related to knowledge are evidentiality: grammatical expression of information source; egophoricity: grammatical expression of access to knowledge; mirativity: grammatical expression of expectation of knowledge; and epistemic modality: grammatical expression of attitude to knowledge. The four groups of categories interact. Some develop overtones of the others. Evidentials stand apart from other means in many ways, including their correlations with speech genres and social environment. This essay presents a framework which connects the expression of knowledge across the world's languages in a coherent way, showing their dependencies and complexities, and pathways of historical development in various scenarios, including language obsolescence"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Linguistics
Alt Title Evidentiality at the Cross-Roads
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