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What is a quotative evidential?

 

Definition
 

A quotative evidential is an evidential that signals that someone else is the source of the statement made.

Example (Shipibo)
 
cai-ronqui reocoocainyantanque
going_QUOTATIVE he_turned_over
‘Reportedly, while he was going (in his boat), he turned over.’
 
Source:

Faust 1973

Generic
  A quotative evidential is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Chung and Timberlake 1985 244

 

Nida 1949 169

 

Palmer 1986 7, 71

 

Dahl 1985 150–151

 

Faust 1973


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