Speech and Thought Representation in English: A by Lieven Vandelanotte

By Lieven Vandelanotte

This publication goals to supply a brand new, linguistically grounded typology of speech and notion illustration in English at the foundation of the systematic learn of deictic, syntactic and semantic homes of genuine examples drawn from literary in addition to non-literary sources.

In the realm past direct and oblique speech or concept, ‘free oblique discourse’ has frequently been implicitly taken care of as a residual class which could accommodate whatever that's neither one nor the opposite. This ebook takes a clean examine the proof within the region of deixis, quite via a detailed learn of pronoun and correct identify use, and proposes to differentiate the extra character-oriented loose oblique style from a narrator-oriented ‘distancing’ oblique sort, that is grammatically totally based from the narrator’s deictic point of view. not like loose oblique representations, which coherently characterize the character’s standpoint, the distancing oblique variety sees narrators appropriating personality discourse for his or her personal reasons, that could for example be ironic. The differences hence drawn shed new gentle at the a lot debated ‘dual voice’ method of loose oblique discourse.

Included within the scope of this ebook are subjectified makes use of of clauses equivalent to I think, which now not basically construe a cognition procedure, yet particularly come to operate as hedges. Such speaker-encoding makes use of are argued to contain an interpersonal form of constitution, now not in line with complementation, while the non-subjectified circumstances obtain an interclausal complementation research which doesn't have recourse to the problematical thought of ‘reporting verb’.

This monograph is principally of curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars attracted to the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of stated speech considered from a constructional perspective.

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