Evidentials in Interrogatives: A Case Study of Korean

  • Dongsik Lim

Abstract

This paper concerns a puzzle about the interpretation of Korean directevidential -te- in interrogatives which I call evidential perspective shift in questions (‘origo shift of evidentials’ in quesitons in Garrett 2001). This puzzle consists in the evidential being interpreted as regarding a source of information of the answerer rather than the questioner. Here I introduce a novel semantic approach to this phenomenon which derives it as a consequence of the interaction of the meaning of questions and of evidentials. I will also illustrate the conceptual and empirical advantages of this view over previous accounts.
How to Cite
Lim, D. (1). Evidentials in Interrogatives: A Case Study of Korean. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 15, 419-434. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/390