Aspect and Evidentiality in Four Bantu Languages

Thera Marie Crane, Hilde Gunnink, Ponsiano Kanijo, Tim Roth

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Abstrakti

Fully grammaticalized, obligatory evidentiality systems are thought to be rare in the languages of Africa in general, and in the Bantu languages in particular. However, ongoing semantic research in Bantu languages continues to uncover systems that are primarily evidential in their semantics, as well as other grammatical categories that can be exploited to express evidential distinctions. In this chapter, we discuss four geographically and typologically diverse Bantu languages – Fwe, Nyamwezi, Nzadi, and Ikoma – in which distinct grams with overlapping tempo-aspectual readings exhibit salient distinctions in their evidential force . The evidentiality distinctions seen in the languages discussed add further support for the robust cross-linguistic link between resultatives and indirect evidentials. Links between progressive aspect and “authoritive” (first-hand sensory or trusted second-hand) evidentials are also suggested.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoBeyond Aspectual Semantics : Explorations in the Pragmatic and Cognitive Realms of Aspect
ToimittajatAstrid De Wit, Frank Brisard, Carol Madden-Lombardi, Michael Meeuwis, Adeline Patard
Sivumäärä30
JulkaisupaikkaOxford
KustantajaOxford University Press
Julkaisupäivä7 maalisk. 2024
Sivut177-206
ISBN (painettu)9780192849311
TilaJulkaistu - 7 maalisk. 2024
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

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