Contrastive analysis of the expression of evidentiality in Spanish and Serbian

Authors

  • Jelena Rajić Katedra za Iberijske studije Filološki fakultet Univerzitet u Beogradu Studentski trg 3 11000 Beograd

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.127-148

Keywords:

Serbian / Spanish contrastive analysis, evidentiality, modality, evidential markers

Abstract

This paper investigates the concept of evidentiality from a cross linguistic perspective, based on the comparison of two geographically and typologically distant languages, Serbian and Spanish.

The study aims to give insight into pattering of lexical, grammatical and discursive strategies in the expression of evidential meanings, to draw distinctions and note similarities in its use and to facilitate a comparative view of the devices employed in both languages. The investigation is based on Corpus of Contemporary Serbian Language and Corpus of Spanish Language.

Given the contrastive nature of the study, different possibilities of translating all linguistic expressions with evidential value are discussed in detail, such as in their lexical and grammatical so in their discursive realization. 

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Published

01.12.2015

How to Cite

Rajić, J. (2015). Contrastive analysis of the expression of evidentiality in Spanish and Serbian. Verba Hispanica, 23(1), 127–148. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.127-148

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Linguistics

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