"Watching for witness": evidential strategies and epistemic authority in Garrwa conversation

Mushin, Ilana (2014). "Watching for witness": evidential strategies and epistemic authority in Garrwa conversation. In Janis Nuckolls and Lev Michael (Ed.), Evidentiality in Interaction (pp. 103-126) Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing. doi:10.1075/bct.63.07mus


Author Mushin, Ilana
Title of chapter "Watching for witness": evidential strategies and epistemic authority in Garrwa conversation
Title of book Evidentiality in Interaction
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1075/bct.63.07mus
Open Access Status
Series Benjamins Current Topics
ISBN 9789027242518
9789027270016
ISSN 1874-0081
Editor Janis Nuckolls
Lev Michael
Volume number 63
Start page 103
End page 126
Total pages 24
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Linguistic forms with dedicated evidential meanings have been described for a number of Australian languages (eg. Donaldson 1980, Laughren 1982, Wilkins 1989) but there has been little written on how these are used in social interaction. This chapter examines evidential strategies in ordinary Garrwa conversations, by taking into account what we know more generally about the status of knowledge and epistemic authority in Aboriginal societies, and applying this understanding to account for the ways knowledge is managed in ‘ordinary’ interactions.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes "This volume originally published as a special issue of Pragmatics and Society (issue 3:2, 2012)."

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