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Title: Linguistic Realization of Evidentiality in European Languages
Edited By: Gabriele Diewald
Elena Smirnova
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110223965-1
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 49
Description:

This book presents a selection of contributions to the workshop "Linguistic
realization of evidentiality in European languages", held at the 30th
Annual Convention of the German Society of Linguistics in Bamberg (February
27-29, 2008), and additional papers, which have been especially
commissioned for this volume. Its main focus lies on providing further
empirical evidence about languages that have various - lexical as well as
grammatical - evidential expressions.

The papers in this volume will offer a cross-linguistic perspective on this
topic as they deal with a number of different language families and
languages: Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian), Germanic languages
(Dutch, German, English, Icelandic), Baltic and Slavic languages, Greek,
Basque, and Turkish.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Typology
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110223961
ISBN-13: 9783110223965
Pages: 371
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
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ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9783110223972
Pages: 371
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95