Epistemic markers in Mɔ́ʤúkrù and Baule

Louis Charles Kouadio Kouamé BOHOUSSOU & Boni Carlos Mozer KPAMI
This research work deals with epistemic modality in Mɔ́ʤúkrú and Baule. It starts from the observation that speakers of these two languages make use of linguistic expressions to attenuate discourse. So, this study aims at revealing the linguistic strategies used by these languages to account for epistemic modality. In both Baule and Mɔ́ʤúkrù, three categories of modalisers serve as markers of epistemic. These are grammatical modalisers, lexical modalisers and modaliser phrases. These languages admit the...
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