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Author Bonami, Olivier ♦ Godard, Danièle
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher CSLI Publications
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword C-ACTI ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics
Abstract Direct quotation raises three major problems for grammatical modelling: (i) the variety of quoted material (which can be a non linguistic behavior, or a sign in a different language), (ii) the embedding of an utterance inside another one, (iii) a special denotation, the content of the quotation being the utterance itself. We propose a unary rule, which turns the quoted material into a linguistic sign whose content is itself a behavior, which entertains a resemblance relation to the behavior demonstrated by the speaker. Syntactically, direct quotation comes in two varieties: it can be the complement of a quotative verb, or constitutes a head sentence, modified by an adjunct containing a quotative verb whose complement is extracted and identified with its local features.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Proceeding
Publisher Date 2008-01-01
Page Count 20
Starting Page 358
Ending Page 377