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ERIC Number: EJ858557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Evidentials in Tibetan: Acquisition, Semantics, and Cognitive Development
de Villiers, Jill G.; Garfield, Jay; Gernet-Girard, Harper; Roeper, Tom; Speas, Margaret
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n125 p29-47 Fall 2009
We describe the nature of the evidential system in Tibetan and consider the challenges that any evidential system presents to language acquisition. We present data from Tibetan-speaking children that shed light on their understanding of the syntactic and semantic properties of evidentials, and their competence in the point-of-view shift required for the use of evidentials in questions. We then examine connections between the mastery of indirect evidentials and children's inferential competence. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Language: English
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