Reported Speech in Russian
Several studies that focus on reported speech, especially in spoken
- Bolden, G. (2004). The quote and
beyond: Defining boundaries of reported speech in conversational
Russian. Journal of
Pragmatics, 36(6), 1071-1118.
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This article investigates ways in which
direct reported speech is set apart from the current speaker’s own
talk. Drawing on a corpus of conversational Russian materials, the
article examines ways in which the onset and the offset of reported
speech are marked in ordinary talk. The analysis shows that in most
cases quotations are separated from other talk at their beginnings
and ends through a variety of devices including grammatical framing,
re-anchoring devices, and prosodic shifts for their onset and several
repositioning devices and sequence organization practices for their
offset. There are, however, ambiguous cases when a particular stretch
of talk occurring after a quote is neither clearly separated from the
quote nor clearly marked as being part of it. Such cases, referred to
in this study as ‘fading out,’ appear to have specific interactional
functions allowing the speaker to deal with several potential
problems. The findings of this study demonstrate the importance of
studying linguistic phenomena on the basis of real conversational data
and suggest that the different ways in which reported speech
boundaries are demarcated (or not) provide participants with a set of
tools they can employ for a variety of interactional purposes.
- Ivanova, T. A., & Kornilov, A. A.
(1995). Vvodnye elementy v russkoj dialogicheskoj rechi. Vestnik
Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta. Seriya 2, 4(23), 56-62.
- Kitaigorodskaya, M. V. (1993). Chuzhaia
rech v communikativnom aspecte (Institut russkogo iazyka, Rossiiskaia
akademiia nauk). In E. A. Zemskaia & R. D. H. Shmelev (Eds.), Russkii
iazyk v ego funktsionirovanii (pp. 65-89). Moskva: Nauka. (Call
Number PG2074.8 .R87 1993)
- Leinonen, M. (1998). Chuzhaia rech v
ustnoi kommunikatsii. In M. I. Glovinskaia (Ed.), Liki iazyka: k
45-letiiu nauchnoi deiatel'nosti E.A. Zemskoi (pp. 223-232).
Nasledie. (Call Number P26.Z45 L55 1998)
- Voloshinov, V. N. (1971). Reported
In L. Matejka & K. Pomorska (Eds.), Readings in Russian
poetics: Formalist and structuralist views (pp. 149-175).
MIT Press. (Call Number PN441 .M34r)
- Zaitseva, V. (1995). The speaker's
perspective in grammar and lexicon: The case of Russian. New York:
Peter Lang. (Call Number PG 2271 Z27 1995)