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Rozumko, Agata. 2019. Evidential strategies in receiver-directed talk: The case of English inferential adverbs. Lingua 220 : 1–16.
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This article explores the kinds of evidential meaning conveyed by clearly and obviously in receiver-directed talk, and distinguishes their interpersonal functions. Clearly and obviously express inference, conjecture, assumption, and self-evidence. Inferences and assumptions act as indirect requests for information. Conjectures have a defying function. Self-evidence is a post-evidential meaning of clearly and obviously. Clearly and obviously execute textual functions.