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Abstract : In Pomak Greece, we attest to the loss of a morphologically overt expression of mediate information, passing through a stage of variation determined by syntactic, semantic, and discursive criteria. This change takes place in a trilingual setting where the main contact language Greek has no grammaticalized form to express mediate information, while the second contact language Turkish, has a verbal past paradigm specialized for evidentiality. This phenomenon is analyzed within a multiple causation approach in which language contact acts as a catalyst.

Keywords : Pomak Greece evidentiality language contact degrammaticalization





Author: Evangelia Adamou -

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