Evidentiality in Akha

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Abstract

In the Akha language - a Tibeto-Burman language - marking of evidentiality is obligatory. The evidential system marks whether a statement is based on factual knowledge or inferred from seeing, hearing or feeling. It also marks whether the speaker makes a statement without being asked or as a result of a question or a reaction to something happening. The evidentials are marked by high tone for non-past or low tone for past events.

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Authors
  • Inga-Lill Hansson
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History and Archaeology

Keywords

  • Tibeto-Burman, evidentiality, Akha
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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