author={Rolf Mayer},
ION, CONTEXT, AND PERSPECTIVIZATION EVIDENTIALS IN DISCOURSE SEMANTICS The paper analyzes the role of evidentials such as epistemic muß 'must', offensichtlich/offenbar 'obviously', sicherlich 'surely'/'certainly', schein'seem', and angeblich 'supposedly' within discourse semantics. It is shown that the evidentials under discussion can be distinguished via a small number of parameters. In appropriate contexts these distinctions may be neutralized. Moreover, the interaction with problems of non… 

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