Evidential meaning and (not-)at-issueness

Main Article Content

Natasha Korotkova


Recent years have seen a lot of research on evidentiality within formal semantics and pragmatics. The near-consensus in the literature is that the type of evidence signalled by the evidential marker, which I will refer to as the Evidential Requirement (ER), is not asserted and should be analyzed as a conventional trigger of Not-At-Issue (NAI) content. By scrutinizing empirical diagnostics previously used to support the ER-as-NAI view, the paper aims at disentangling how different notions of (not-)at-issueness can be applied to evidentiality, and develops objections to the idea that evidentials always conventionally encode NAI content.

BibTeX info

Article Details

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies
Author Biography

Natasha Korotkova, University of Konstanz

Linguistics Department, University of Konstanz Postdoctoral fellow