Forma y Función
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PORTILLA MELO, Ómar Andrés. EVIDENTIALITY IN THE CASTILIAN SPANISH OF THE ANDEAN REGION OF NARIÑO. Forma funcion, Santaf, de Bogot, D.C. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 157-180. ISSN 0120-338X.
Abstract The article describes a phenomenon of semantic-pragmatic transfer at the modal level from Quechua into the Castilian Spanish of the Andean region of Nariño. The article is organized as follows: first it introduces the concept of evidentiality, next it provides a brief historical description of Quechua and an introduction to its typology, and, finally, it explains how the linguistic contact between Quechua and Spanish gave the Castilian Spanish of the Andean region of Nariño its characteristic aspects. The methodology used was the ethnographic interview. The results obtained show that the influence of Quechua on the Castilian Spanish of the department of Nariño occurred not only at the lexical or syntactic levels, but also at deeper levels.
Keywords : Castilian Spanish; certainty; evidentiality; linguistic contact; quechua; verb modes.