Reported speech: A typological questionnaire

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The goal of this questionnaire is to classify various grammatical and discourse phenomena associated with reported speech. The topics covered in the questionnaire relate to ongoing discussions on reported speech in the typological literature, but authors completing the questionnaire are encouraged to primarily focus on those topics that they deem most appropriate for their specific data type and language.

Data collected through the questionnaire are not projected to constitute a maximally comparable typological data set of features. Rather, the corpus of examples and analyses constructed through the completed questionnaires is intended to show the breadth and variability of the phenomenon of reported speech across languages.

The questionnaire was distributed among contributors to an edited volume of fieldwork- and corpus-based studies on reported speech (publication planned for 2022), with the aim of maximising the coverage of phenomena in the volume and prompting various analytical judgements about pragmatic and grammatical aspects of reported speech encountered by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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