Evidentiality in Lamjung Yolmo

Lauren Gawne

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    Abstract

    Lamjung Yolmo is a Tibeto-Burman language of the Bodish branch spoken in Nepal. Like related languages it has a verbal system that includes evidential distinctions. In this paper I look at the role of these evidentials in interaction, and in relation to other features of grammar. These features include their relationship to events, interaction with subject person, endopathic verbs and negative polarity. I also look at constructions with no overt evidential marking, and evidential elision, to give a more rounded representation of the role of evidentiality for speakers of Lamjung Yolmo, and explore its role in audience perception of utterances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-96
    JournalJournal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
    Volume7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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