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Academic Paper

Title: Say, be like, quote (unquote), and the air-quotes: interactive quotatives and their multimodal implications
Author: Martina Lampert
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This paper, a spin-off from a larger-scale research project, advances a novel perspective on recent introducers to quotations in interactive communicative settings, with the (current reporting) speaker and addressee(s) co-present: be like, quote, quote unquote, and the air-quotes are all ‘newcomers’ to the quotative system in English; they are constrained in usage to face-to-face contexts, and they foreground through animating the quote, resorting to the various modalities available in such situations: verbal, vocal, and gestural.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 4.

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