Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives

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Research on quotation has yielded a rich and diverse knowledge-base. Scientific interest has been sparked particularly by the recent emergence of new quotative forms in typologically related and unrelated languages (i.e. English be like, Hebrew kazé, Japanese mitai-na).The present collection gives a platform to research conducted within different linguistic sub-disciplines and on the basis of a variety of Western and non-Western languages. The introduction presents an overview of forms and functions of old and new quotative constructions. The nine chapters investigate quotation from different perspectives, from conversation analysis over grammaticalization and language variation and change to typological and formal approaches.

The collection advocates a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon ‘quotation’, seeking a more nuanced knowledge-base as regards the linguistic properties, social uses and pragmatic functions than monolingual or single disciplinary approaches deliver. The cross-disciplinary nature and the wealth of data make the findings broadly available and relevant.
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Table of Contents
Authors’ biographies
Preface: Introductory remarks on new and old quotatives
Isabelle Buchstaller and Ingrid van Alphen
Part I. Discourse perspectives
Impersonal quotation and hypothetical discourse
Andrea Golato
By three means: The pragmatic functions of three Norwegian quotatives
Ingrid Kristine Hasund, Toril Opsahl and Jan Svennevig
Part II. Typological perspectives
Minds divided: Speaker attitudes in quotatives
Stef Spronck
Thetic speaker-instantiating quotative indexes as a cross-linguistic type
Tom Güldemann
Part III. Functional and formal perspectives
On the characteristics of Japanese reported discourse: A study with special reference to elliptic quotation
David Oshima and Shin-ichiro Sano
Quotative go and be like : Grammar and grammaticalization
Lieven Vandelanotte
Quotation in sign languages: A visible context shift
Annika Herrmann and Markus Steinbach
Part IV. Language variation and change
Performed narrative: The pragmatic function of this is + speaker and other quotatives in London adolescent speech
Sue Fox
Dutch quotative van : Past and present
Peter-Arno Coppen and Ad Foolen
appendixGlossary of specialist terms for research 
in quotation
Author index
Index of terms
“A well-crafted collection of chapters surveying quotatives in a broader perspective than is available anywhere else – its papers offer substance to linguists of virtually any inclination. The studies benefit from careful editing that enhances the thematic coherence of the volume and adds value to the study of language typology, language change and sociolinguistics.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012000582 | Marc record