RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
versión ISSN 0718-4883
ROJAS, EVELYN HUGO. The forms of second singular person as evidential strategies. RLA [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.1, pp. 143-167. ISSN 0718-4883. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48832011000100007.
This investigation studies the forms of second singular person which do not correspond to deixis, and present a mark of "generality" and "concealed emitter". These two phenomena are explained according to evidence through the axes of "information source" and "information access", described by Bermúdez (2005). Along with a proposal for the possible meaning of these forms in the evidential context, a study is carried out on the syntactic and morphologic aspects which infuence its interpretation in a sample firom a Chilean Spanish corpus, Codicach (Corpus dinámico del castellano de Chile). The conclusion is that the most infuential elements for the generic interpretation (shared access) are the generic activators and that the imperfective aspect and present tense are not indispensable requirements to reach such interpretation.
Palabras clave : Evidentiality; evidential strategies; non deictic singular second person.