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Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.

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Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.

Arakaki, Tomoko.

BRILL

2013

189 pages

$133.00

Hardcover

Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture; v.4

PL693

Arakaki (English, Okinawa Christian U., Japan) does a fascinating job of identifying and analyzing evidentials in Ryukyuan using the Shuri variety of Luchuan typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality. Arakaki examines the marks of evidence that control the source of speaker identification, then analyzes Luchuan grammar the direct evidence of verb morphology, the inferential and assumed evidence, the reportive evidence as a contribution to the study of evidentiality in Luchuan, and the typological and theoretical study of evidentiality as a grammatical category. This is a significant contribution to Luchanian studies.

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