evidential

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ev·i·den·tial

 (ĕv′ĭ-dĕn′shəl)
adj. Law
Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary.

ev′i·den′tial·ly adv.

evidential

(ˌɛvɪˈdɛnʃəl)
adj
relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
ˌeviˈdentially adv

ev•i•den•tial

(ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)

adj.
noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence.
[1600–10]
ev`i•den′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.evidential - serving as or based on evidence; "evidential signs of a forced entry"; "its evidentiary value"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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Among their topics are egophoric evidentiality in Bodish languages, perfect experiential constructions: the inferential semantics of direct evidence, Lhasa Tibetan predicates, copulas in Denjongke or Sikkimese Bhutia, observations on factors affecting the distributional properties of evidential markers in Amdo Tibetan, and evidentials in Pingwu Baima.
Lhasa Tibetan evidentials and the semantics of causation.
The question of evidentiality has been debated at international conferences, producing a collection of anthologies and journal issues on the subject (e.g., Evidentials 2000; Studies in Evidentiality 2003; Journal of Pragmatics 33/3; LU XXXVIII 3).
Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.
The contrast between witnessed and unwitnessed evidentials is also the same in negative clauses, which means that negative evidentials also specify the source of the information.
I will refer to the former as "grammaticized evidentials", and the latter as "evidentiality strategies", following Aikhenvald (2004).
Following Aikhenvald (2004 : 105), we regard the former as evidentials and the latter as evidential strategies.
Regarding the semantic distinction, evidentials are generally divided into direct and indirect evidentials (Givon 1982).
The latter would, on the one hand, allow us to draw more specific conclusions concerning semantics; on the other hand, it would show us where we should place the grammatical evidentials in the verbal system amongst such categories as mood, tense, and aspect.
I have data about the use of evidentials in negative clauses only in case of probabilitive--see examples (10), (16), (17), (23), (26), (29), (34).
Brandt's purpose is to develop certain models of the alleged organization of enunciation in order to specify its evidential aspect.