Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives

ORCID logoIsabelle Buchstaller | Leipzig University
Ingrid van Alphen | University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027239051 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027274793 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Research on quotation has yielded a rich and diverse knowledge-base. Scientific interest has been sparked particularly by the recent emergence of new quotative forms in typologically related and unrelated languages (i.e. English be like, Hebrew kazé, Japanese mitai-na).The present collection gives a platform to research conducted within different linguistic sub-disciplines and on the basis of a variety of Western and non-Western languages. The introduction presents an overview of forms and functions of old and new quotative constructions. The nine chapters investigate quotation from different perspectives, from conversation analysis over grammaticalization and language variation and change to typological and formal approaches.

The collection advocates a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon ‘quotation’, seeking a more nuanced knowledge-base as regards the linguistic properties, social uses and pragmatic functions than monolingual or single disciplinary approaches deliver. The cross-disciplinary nature and the wealth of data make the findings broadly available and relevant.
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“A well-crafted collection of chapters surveying quotatives in a broader perspective than is available anywhere else – its papers offer substance to linguists of virtually any inclination. The studies benefit from careful editing that enhances the thematic coherence of the volume and adds value to the study of language typology, language change and sociolinguistics.”
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Arita, Yuki
2022. Japanese hypothetical enactment as a response to third-party complaint. Text & Talk 42:6  pp. 801 ff. DOI logo
Bogetić, Ksenija
2014. Be like and the quotative system of Jamaican English: Linguistic trajectories of globalization and localization. English Today 30:3  pp. 5 ff. DOI logo
Bublitz, Wolfram
2018. Zitat und Zitation. In Handbuch Pragmatik,  pp. 252 ff. DOI logo
Buchstaller, Isabelle
2015. Exploring linguistic malleability across the life span: Age-specific patterns in quotative use. Language in Society 44:4  pp. 457 ff. DOI logo
Caballero, Rosario
2016. Showing versus telling. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 14:1  pp. 209 ff. DOI logo
2018. Verbs in speech framing expressions: Comparing English and Spanish. Journal of Linguistics 54:1  pp. 45 ff. DOI logo
2018. The origins of new quotative expressions: the case of Paris French. Journal of French Language Studies 28:2  pp. 209 ff. DOI logo
Corrigan, Karen P.
Dostie, Gaétane
2022. Statut phraséologique de quelques séquences émergentes en français parlé préfaçant une scène recréée. Langages N° 225:1  pp. 65 ff. DOI logo
D’Arcy, Alexandra
2015. Quotation and Advances in Understanding Syntactic Systems. Annual Review of Linguistics 1:1  pp. 43 ff. DOI logo
García Castillero, Carlos
2017. Descriptive and diachronic aspects of the Old Irish quotative marker ol . Journal of Historical Pragmatics 18:1  pp. 58 ff. DOI logo
2021. Be like and the Constant Rate Effect: from the bottom to the top of the S-curve. English Language and Linguistics 25:2  pp. 281 ff. DOI logo
Gentens, Caroline & Kasper Boye
2024. Introduction: the development of manner expressions into complementizers or quotatives. Linguistics 0:0 DOI logo
Guz, Wojciech
2024. Quotative uses of Polish similative demonstratives. Linguistics 0:0 DOI logo
Kibrik, Andrej A., Nikolay A. Korotaev & Vera I. Podlesskaya
2020. Chapter 1. Russian spoken discourse. In In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 94],  pp. 35 ff. DOI logo
König, Ekkehard
2015. Manner deixis as source of grammatical markers in Indo-European languages. In Perspectives on Historical Syntax [Studies in Language Companion Series, 169],  pp. 33 ff. DOI logo
König, Ekkehard
2017. Chapter 5. The deictic identification of similarity. In Similative and Equative Constructions [Typological Studies in Language, 117],  pp. 143 ff. DOI logo
König, Ekkehard & Letizia Vezzosi
Levey, Stephen, Karine Groulx & Joseph Roy
2013. A variationist perspective on discourse-pragmatic change in a contact setting. Language Variation and Change 25:2  pp. 225 ff. DOI logo
Marmorstein, Michal
2021. Discourse markers as a lens to variation across speech and writing. Functions of Language 28:2  pp. 153 ff. DOI logo
Oloff, Florence
2022. The Particle Jako (“Like”) in Spoken Czech: From Expressing Comparison to Mobilizing Affiliative Responses. Frontiers in Psychology 12 DOI logo
Palacios Martínez, Ignacio M
2013. Zero quoting in the speech of British and Spanish teenagers: A contrastive corpus-based study. Discourse Studies 15:4  pp. 439 ff. DOI logo
Palacios Martínez, Ignacio M. & Paloma Núñez Pertejo
2022. “Go up to miss thingy”. “He’s probably like a whatsit or something”.. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)  pp. 425 ff. DOI logo
Palacios Martínez, Ignacio Miguel
2021. Recent changes in London English. An overview of the main lexical, grammar and discourse features of Multicultural London English (MLE). Complutense Journal of English Studies 29  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Reber, Elisabeth
2020. Visuo-material performances. AILA Review 33  pp. 176 ff. DOI logo
Robles, Jessica S.
2015. Quotatives. In The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
2018. Sociophonetic variation of like in British dialects: effects of function, context and predictability. English Language and Linguistics 22:01  pp. 35 ff. DOI logo
Schneider, Christa, Sarah Grossenbacher & David Britain
2019. Chapter 12. Quotative variation in Bernese Swiss German. In Language Variation - European Perspectives VII [Studies in Language Variation, 22],  pp. 192 ff. DOI logo
Secova, Maria
2015. Discours direct chez les jeunes : nouvelles structures, nouvelles fonctions. Langage et société n° 151:1  pp. 131 ff. DOI logo
Secova, Maria
Spronck, Stef
2016. Evidential fictive interaction (in Ungarinyin and Russian). In The Conversation Frame [Human Cognitive Processing, 55],  pp. 255 ff. DOI logo
Treis, Yvonne & Martine Vanhove
2017. Introduction. In Similative and Equative Constructions [Typological Studies in Language, 117],  pp. 2 ff. DOI logo
Vandelanotte, Lieven
2017.  Isabelle Buchstaller , Quotatives: New trends and sociolinguistic implications. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Pp. xviii +306. ISBN 9780470657188.. English Language and Linguistics 21:1  pp. 184 ff. DOI logo
Vandelanotte, Lieven
2023. Constructions of speech and thought representation. WIREs Cognitive Science 14:2 DOI logo
XUAN, Winfred Wenhui & Shukun Chen
2020. Taking stock of accumulated knowledge in projection studies from Systemic Functional Linguistics: a research synthesis. Functional Linguistics 7:1 DOI logo
Zeyuan, Chen
2015. Book review: Isabelle Buchstaller, Quotatives: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications. Discourse Studies 17:1  pp. 106 ff. DOI logo
Синицына, Юлия Вячеславовна
2021. POLYSEMY PATTERNS OF THE SIMILATIVE SUFFIX -LA IN HILL MARI. Tomsk Journal of Linguistics and Anthropology :4(34)  pp. 88 ff. DOI logo
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2013. You Can Quote Me On That: Defining Quotation. In Quotatives,  pp. 34 ff. DOI logo
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2013. Reference Guide for Varieties of English. In A Dictionary of Varieties of English,  pp. 363 ff. DOI logo
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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