Speech report constructions in Russian

Jonathan E. M. Clarke
2005 Acta Linguistica Hungarica  
This study is concerned with the strategies for reporting speech in contemporary Russian. It analyses the salient features of direct and indirect speech report constructions and examines the shifts that accompany the transformation of a direct speech report construction into its corresponding indirect construction. It demonstrates that while most speech report constructions in Russian are multiclausal, monoclausal constructions using evidentials are also possible and that a speech report
more » ... peech report continuum exists where some constructions display features of both direct and indirect speech reports.
doi:10.1556/aling.52.2005.4.2 fatcat:oyqrhvm4k5hxddee3kqv74bdle