Reported speech as enactment

Gabrielle Hodge*, Kearsy Cormier

*Corresponding author for this work

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We examine the proposal by Spronck and Nikitina (this issue) that the phenomenon known as ‘reported speech’ constitutes a dedicated syntactic domain. This domain is defined as a “dedicated syntactic relation that differs from other sentential syntactic structures”, containing elements which are “primarily conventionalized and conditioned by grammar in a narrower sense”. Their stated goal is to “identify and classify phenomena occurring in the context of reported speech, and to propose benchmarks for establishing reported speech as a cross-linguistic category”.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-196
Number of pages12
JournalLinguistic Typology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2019

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