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Defining evidentiality

Voprosy Jazykoznanija. 2019. No. 6. P. 113-133.

This paper explores how evidentiality is defined in recent research. It was inspired by the recent publication of The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality and several other volumes, which provide a rich body of new material. The definition (or rather demarcation) of evidentiality encompasses both morphosyntactic and semantic parameters. I will address criteria for the distinction of dedicated grammatical evidentials, and survey the values distinguished in evidentiality’s semantic domain. In addition, I discuss deictic views of evidentiality, which seem a fruitful approach to the study of evidentials in context.