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LINGUIST List 24.2873

Mon Jul 15 2013

Books: Evidentials in Ryukyuan: the Shuri Variety of Luchuan: Arakaki

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Jul-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: Evidentials in Ryukyuan: the Shuri Variety of Luchuan: Arakaki
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Title: Evidentials in Ryukyuan: the Shuri Variety of Luchuan
Subtitle: A Typological and Theoretical Study of Grammatical Evidentiality
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture
Published: 2013
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/evidentials-ryukyuan-shuri-variety-luchuan

Author: Tomoko Arakaki
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004230538 Pages: 208 Price: Europe EURO 96.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004230538 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 133.00
Abstract:

Evidentiality, the linguistic category which marks the source of the speaker’s information, has often been overlooked in studies of Luchuan (Ryukyuan), the only sister language of Japanese. In this book, Arakaki provides the first comprehensive analysis of Luchuan evidentials. She proposes that Luchuan has a grammatical evidential system which contains one Direct evidential and three indirect evidentials (Inference, Assumed, and Reportative). The discussion includes cross-linguistic issues such as how evidentiality is related to epistemic modality, with the intention that this work should constitute a contribution to the typological and theoretical study of evidentiality. This work will open new horizons for the study of evidentiality.

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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