Reported Speech in the Transition from Orality to Literacy

Glotta 91 (1):152-170 (2015)
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Abstract

In ancient Greek the line between direct and indirect discourse appears blurred. In this essay I examine the tendency of Greek writers to slip from indirect into direct speech. I explain the apparent difference between modern English and ancient Greek speech reporting in terms of a development from orality to literacy.

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Emar Maier
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Reporting Practices and Reported Entities.Nellie Wieland - 2015 - In Alessandro Capone, Ferenc Kiefer & Franco Lo Piparo (eds.), Indirect reports and pragmatics: interdisciplinary studies. Cham: Springer International Publishing. pp. 541-552.

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