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What is evidentiality?



Evidentiality is an epistemic modality that connotes the speaker's assessment of the evidence for his or her statement.


An evidential is a form, such as a verbal affix, that is a grammatical expression of evidentiality.

  Here are some kinds of evidentiality:
  Evidentiality is a kind of

Bybee 1985 184


Palmer 1986 66–67


Givón 1984 307–308

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