Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Quoting & Reporting In News Registers

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 462, 465):
There is thus a cline from the reporter’s own voice via reported voices to quoted ones.  The quoted material is closest to the reporter’s news source whereas the reported material is already, at least potentially, at some distance from what was actually said. … Quoting and reporting are thus two distinct modes of projection, representing two degress of remove from the original source.