reported speech

Reče: The emergence of a quotative verb in Macedonian

In this paper we argue that the verb reče ‘say.PFV.PRES.3SG’ in Macedonian (South Slavic) is grammaticalizing into a quotative marker, i.e., a particle that signals reported speech. This quotative shows up in narratives in informal settings.

There’s a(nother) quotative on the rise in Macedonian

This paper shows that the speech verb reče ‘says’ in Macedonian is in the initial stages of grammaticalization towards a quotative marker. Morphologically, syntactically and phonetically reče shows properties of a quotative clitic. First, because …

The use of interjections as a discourse phenomenon: A contrastive study of Chuvash (Turkic) and Wan (Mande)

This study describes and compares two conventionalized uses of interjections in traditional narratives in Chuvash and Wan. First, interjections are shown to be associated with a quotative function: they serve to signal instances of reported speech. …

On Prosody and Reported Speech: Towards an Exploratory Methodology