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Quotations and Quotatives
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This article discusses quotation (more precisely, direct and indirect speech) and quotatives in Slavic. The second category is defined as a variety of strategies presenting a reported message as an utterance spoken or thought at a moment other than the current moment of speech, but formulated in the here and now by the current speaker and often signaled through particles. The article further discusses several approac…

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Spronck, Stef, “Quotations and Quotatives”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032182>
First published online: 2020

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