The development and functions of the inferential marker chog‘i in Uzbek

Üzüm M.

Acta Linguistica Academica, vol.70, no.1, pp.109-138, 2023 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1556/2062.2023.00568
  • Journal Name: Acta Linguistica Academica
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-138
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


In the evidential system of Uzbek, the speaker has different grammatical options in marking the source of information, such as -ibdi, ekan, emish, etc., although it is not compulsory to mark this category in the utterance. In addition to these established markers, new markers have developed into evidentials, and they encode specific sub-categories of evidentiality. In this study, after a brief overview of grammatical markers of evidentiality in Uzbek, the marker chog‘i is examined with a syntactic and semantic approach based on a corpus of selected texts. Its development into an inferential marker is evaluated with special attention to sources of evidentials.