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Lucy, John A. 1993. Reflexive language: Reported speech and metapragmatics. Cambridge University Press. x + 414 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Within the theoretical framework of Silverstein's metasemantics and metapragmatics, Bakhtin and Voloshinov's dialogic perspective and deconstructionism, the 15 papers of this volume move toward a unified semiotic perspective on the context anchorage of speech and writing. Section I deals with theoretical foundations; sections II-III include a series of case studies of reported speech and other types of reflexivity; and section IV presents several studies emphasizing "Western" metapragmatic regimes.

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