Friday, 15 March 2013

The Speech Function Of Quoted Vs Reported Projection

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 444):
… paratactic projection allows for a greater [speech functional] range: we can quote not only propositions and proposals but also minor speech functions such as greetings and exclamations … . This is part of the general principle whereby reporting reduces the potential for projecting dialogic features. For example, while Vocative elements can be quoted … they cannot be reported.