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Title: Quotatives
Subtitle: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications
Written By: Isabelle Buchstaller
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470657189.html
Series Title: Language in Society
Description:

The system of speech and thought reporting of English, as well as a number of related and unrelated languages, has been the site of vast and rapid changes. This book gives an overview of the changes in the area of quotative strategies, with a particular focus on the diffusion of innovative variants and the systemic developments which result from the incursion of newcomer forms.

The volume considers the phenomenon "quotation" from a wealth of perspectives. It consolidates findings from different strands of research, combining formal and functional approaches for the definition of reported discourse and situating the phenomenon in a broader typological and sociolinguistic perspective. While the primary focus of the empirical research is on English, the book also investigates cross-linguistic similarities and differences within this linguistic domain.

The volume examines the development of quotation, both from a pan-English perspective as well providing a historical overview over the competition of forms between the 1960s to the 2000s. Corpus-based research on innovative quotative forms is combined with an investigation into the ideologies attached to their users as well as regarding the linguistic acceptability of globalising linguistic forms.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0470657189
ISBN-13: 9780470657188
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 114.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 1118584236
ISBN-13: 9781118584231
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 114.95