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Title Evidentials in Ryukyuan : the Shuri variety of Luchuan : a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality / by Tomoko Arakaki
Published Leiden : Brill, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages)
Series Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture ; 4
Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture ; 4
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Aim of the Study -- 1.2. Background to Ryukyu -- 1.2.1. Historical Background and Present Situation of Okinawa Prefecture -- 1.2.2. Language Use in the Present Situation -- 1.3.A Brief Introduction to Luchuan and Luchuan Grammar -- 1.3.1. History and Variation -- 1.3.2. Sociolinguistic Features of Shuri -- 1.3.3. Linguistic Features -- 1.3.4. Verb Morphology -- 1.4. Data Collection -- 1.5. Evidentiality in General Linguistic Theory -- 1.5.1. What is Evidentiality? -- 1.5.2. Definitions of Evidentials -- 1.5.3. Epistemic Modality, Subjectivity and Objectivity -- 1.5.4. Classification of Evidentiality -- 1.6. Evidentiality in Luchuan -- 1.6.1. Overview of Studies on Evidentiality in Luchuan -- 1.6.2. Obligatoriness of Evidentials in Luchuan -- 1.7.Organisation of this Book -- 1.8. Summary -- 2. The Direct Evidential -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.1.1. Previous Studies of Evidentiality in Luchuan -- 2.1.2. Overview of Verb Morphology -- 2.1.3. Analysis of -N in the Literature -- 2.2. Concept of ̀€Best Possible Grounds' -- 2.2.1. The Shared Feature between -N in Luchuan and -mi in Quechua -- 2.2.2. The Differences between -N in Luchuan and -mi in Quechua: Verbs and Adjectives -- 2.2.3. Clarification of the Use of -N -- 2.3. Epistemic Modality and Evidentials -- 2.3.1. Speaker's Degree of Certainty -- 2.3.2. Direct Evidentials in Negative and Interrogative Sentences -- 2.3.3. The Challengeability Test -- 2.4. Summary -- 3. Inferential and Assumed Evidentials -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Indirect Evidentials in the Literature -- 3.3. The Inferential Evidential tee -- 3.3.1. What Kind of Evidence Licenses the Use of tee -- 3.3.2. Interaction with Aspect/Tense and the Direct Evidential -N -- 3.3.3. Tee in Negative and Interrogative Sentences -- 3.3.4. Reasons for Classifing tee as an Evidential -- 3.4. The Assumed Evidential hazi -- 3.4.1. What Kind of Evidence Licenses the Use of hazi -- 3.4.2. Interaction with Aspect and Tense -- 3.4.3. Hazi in Negative and Interrogative Sentences -- 3.4.4. Assumed Evidential hazi and Inferential Evidential tee -- 3.5. Inferential and Assumed Evidentials and the Speaker's Degree of (Un)certainty -- 3.6. Summary -- 4. The Reportative Evidential -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The Reportative Evidential Ndi -- 4.2.1. Evidence Licensing the Use of Ndi -- 4.2.2. Interaction with Aspect/Tense and the Direct Evidential -N -- 4.2.3. Ndi in Negative and Interrogative Sentences -- 4.3. The Reportative Evidential and the Speaker's Degree of (Un)certainty -- 4.4. Summary -- 5. Evidentiality as a Grammatical Category -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Double Marking of Evidentials -- 5.3. Epistemic Modality and Evidentials in Luchuan -- 5.3.1. Speaker's Degree of Certainty in the Direct and Indirect Evidentials -- 5.3.2. Direct and Indirect Evidentials in Negative and Interrogative Sentences -- 5.3.3.N is an Evidential and Not an Epistemic Modality Marker -- 5.4. Summary -- 6. Conclusions -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Summary of the Arguments -- 6.2.1. Main Contributions to the Study of Evidentiality in Luchuan -- 6.2.2. Contributions to the Typological and Theoretical Study of Evidentiality -- 6.3. Evidentiality and Aspect -- 6.4. Mirativity -- 6.5. Next Steps
Summary This is the first comprehensive investigation of evidentials in Luchuan. Arakaki proposes that Luchuan has a grammatical evidential system, with one direct evidential and three indirect evidentials. Various cross-linguistic issues are discussed, opening new horizons for the study of evidentiality
Notes Includes index
Revised edition of the author's Ph. D thesis from University of Edinburgh, 2011; titled Evidentials in the Shuri Dialect of Luchuan (Ryukyuan), published under the name Tomoko Arakaki Shimabukuro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Japanese language -- Dialects -- History.
Ryukyuan language -- Dialects.
Ryukyuan language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Japanese
Ryukyuan language -- Grammar.
Ryukyuan language -- Terms and phrases.
Genre/Form History.
Terms and phrases.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299718531 (electronic bk.)
9004253408 (electronic bk.)
9781299718531 (electronic bk.)
9789004253407 (electronic bk.)