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Modality in Kakataibo

  • This paper explores the semantic space of modality in Kakataibo (Panoan). It is found that Kakataibo makes a distinction in the modal space based on the modality type. Circumstantial modality is encoded by a construction while the epistemic space is conveyed by the second position enclitics =dapi ‘inferential’, =id ‘second-hand information’ and =kuni ‘contrastive assertion’. However, none of these strategies to encode modality restricts the quantificational force, leaving it underspecified. These facts are consistent with the predictions of current typologies of modal systems.

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Author:Daniel Valle
ISSN:1614-4708 (print)
ISSN:1866-4725 (online)
Parent Title (English):Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2015
Year of Completion:2015
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2015/11/13
Tag:Kakataibo; conversational background; modality; quantificational force
First Page:111
Last Page:137
Organizational units:Zentrale und wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen / Sonderforschungsbereich 632 - Informationsstruktur
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Publication Way:Open Access
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632, ISSN 1866-4725 / ISIS (2015) 19
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht