THE SO CALLED DUBITATIVE IN BULGARIAN – 
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ЗА ТАКА НАРЕЧЕНИЯ ДУБИТАТИВ В БЪЛГАРСКИЯ ЕЗИК – ФУНКЦИОНАЛНА И СЕМАНТИЧНА ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКА
THE SO CALLED DUBITATIVE IN BULGARIAN – FUNCTIONAL AND SEMANTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Author(s): Senem Konedareva
Subject(s): Language studies, Morphology, Semantics
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: dubitative; modality; evidential constructions; doubt; expressing uncertainty; functional and semantic characteristics
Summary/Abstract: This paper explores the so called dubitative in Bulgarian which represents a unique morphological strategy for expressing doubt, uncertainty, irony, etc. Structured as a member of the peripheral structure of evidential system in Bulgarian, those forms exhibit doubling of resultative grammatical marker (-l morpheme) usually used as a marker expressing evidentiality, in our case purposefully used to express meanings from the domain of both – modality and evidentially. The paper discusses the semantic and functional features of the forms – paradigmatically presented in comparison with the unmarked indicative forms. Some conclusions are drawn from the data pre-sented in the paper.

  • Page Range: 355-363
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Bulgarian