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Title: Reported Speech. Forms and Functions of the Verb
Edited By: Theo A. Janssen
Wim van der Wurff
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Description:

In sentences containing reported speech, thought, or perception, it is possible to distinguish different voices or views, associated with different discourse roles. They originate in two different clauses: one clause signals a reporting situation, and the other a reported situation. This volume examines the methods used for combining these two types of clauses in a range of languages. In each of the contributions, the focus is on the forms and functions of verbs; topics dealt with include the meaning of tense, mood, and aspect (and their interaction) in the various types of reported speech, the speech act status of reported utterances, correlations between reporting verbs and verbs in reported clauses (and the conjunctions introducing them), and possible intra-systemic and cross-linguistic correlations of these properties.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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ISBN: 1556198051
ISBN-13: 9781556198052
Pages: 312
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