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Holt, Elizabeth. 1996. Reporting on talk: The use of direct reported speech in conversation. Research on Language and Social Interaction 29 (3) : 219–245.
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This conversation analytic study of transcripts of U.K. and U.S. telephone calls, characterizes direct reported speech as an efficient way of reporting previous interaction and of giving evidence for different types of claim.