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Semantic readings of the indirect evidentials in Bulgarian: knowledge vs. reliability
Semantic readings of the indirect evidentials in Bulgarian: knowledge vs. reliability

Author(s): Ekaterina Tarpomanova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, South Slavic Languages
Published by: Издателство на БАН „проф. Марин Дринов“
Keywords: evidentiality; Bulgarian; knowledge; reliability

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the categorial semantics of the evidentiality in Bulgarian offering a context analysis of the non-firsthand evidentials (inferential, reported and dubitative). The most typical contexts of the three evidentials are explored to evaluate the level of knowledge of the speaker and the level of reliability of the information which motivate the usage of the respective evidential.

  • Issue Year: 8/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-133
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English