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Gutzmann, Daniel and Erik Stei. 2011. How quotation marks what people do with words. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (10) : 2650–2663.
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This article sets out to delineate an all-inclusive theory of quotation in (written) natural language. It engenders an account of quotation which mainly depends on pragmatic mechanisms in order to elucidate the role of quotation marks in writers' communicative goals. It is argued that quotation marks are best considered as minimal pragmatic markers that block the stereotypical interpretation of the enclosed expression.