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Hare lõ: the touchstone of mirativity

Hill, Nathan W. (2015) 'Hare lõ: the touchstone of mirativity.' SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 13 (2). pp. 24-31.

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Abstract

DeLancey (2012: 539) draws attention to the morpheme lõ in Hare as the touchstone of a putative 'mirative' grammatical category. An examination of his examples of lõ reveals very weak evidence for establishing 'mirative' as a category in this language let alone promoting Hare lõ as the touchstone for this category cross-linguistically. The case for lõ as a mirative marker has yet to be made convincingly. In the meantime, it is more prudent to understand lõ as either a direct evidential marker or a mediative marker.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: mirative, mirativity, Hare, Athabaskan, evidentiality, Scott DeLancey, Alexandra Aikhenvald,
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PM Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
ISSN: 1336-782X
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2015 09:06
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20142

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