Reported Discourse

Reported Discourse : A meeting ground for different linguistic domains

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The present volume unites 15 papers on reported discourse from a wide genetic and geographical variety of languages. Besides the treatment of traditional problems of reported discourse like the classification of its intermediate categories, the book reflects in particular how its grammatical, semantic, and pragmatic properties have repercussions in other linguistic domains like tense-aspect-modality, evidentiality, reference tracking and pronominal categories, and the grammaticalization history of quotative constructions.Almost all papers present a major shift away from analyzing reported discourse with the help of abstract transformational principles toward embedding it in functional and pragmatic aspects of language.Another central methodological approach pervading this collection consists in the discourse-oriented examination of reported discourse based on large corpora of spoken or written texts which is increasingly replacing analyses of constructed de-contextualized utterances prevalent in many earlier treatments.The book closes with a comprehensive bibliography on reported discourse of about 1.000 entries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 425 pages
  • 149.9 x 221 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588112276
  • 9781588112279

Table of contents

1. Preface (by Guldemann, Tom); 2. Abbreviations and symbols; 3. Part I. Categories of reported discourse and their use; 4. 1. Speech and thought representation in the Kartvelian (South Caucasian) languages (by Boeder, Winfried); 5. 2. Self-quotation in German: Reporting on past decisions (by Golato, Andrea); 6. 3. Direct and indirect speech in Cerma narrative (by Lowe, Ivan-Margaret); 7. 4. Direct and indirect discourse in Tamil (by Steever, Sanford B.); 8. 5. The acceptance of "free indirect discourse": A change of the representation of thought in Japanese (by Suzuki, Yasushi); 9. 6. Direct, indirect and other discourse in Bengali newspapers (by Wurff, Wim van der); 10. Part II. Tense-aspect and evidentiality; 11. 7. Evidentiality and reported speech in Romance languages (by Hassler, Gerda); 12. 8. Discourse perspectives on tense choice in spoken-English reporting discourse (by Sakita, Tomoko I.); 13. Part III. Logophoricity; 14. 9. The logophoric hierarchy and variation in Dogon (by Culy, Chris); 15. 10. Logophoric marking in East Asian languages (by Huang, Yan); 16. Part IV. Form and history of quotative constructions; 17. 11. The grammaticalization of 'say' and 'do': An areal phenomenon in East Africa (by Cohen, David); 18. 12. When 'say' is not say: The functional versatility of the Bantu quotative marker ti with special reference to Shona (by Guldemann, Tom); 19. 13. Reported speech in Egyptian: Forms, types and history (by Kammerzell, Frank); 20. 14. 'Report' constructions in Kambera (Austronesian) (by Klamer, Marian A.F.); 21. 15. All the same?: The emergence of complementizers in Bislama (by Meyerhoff, Miriam); 22. Part V. A comprehensive bibliography of reported discourse; 23. 16. A comprehensive bibliography of reported discourse (by Guldemann, Tom); 24. Index of names; 25. Index of languages and language groups
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