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Time reference in English indirect speech

Leufkens, Sterre


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  "description": "<p>When a quotation is syntactically embedded in English, there are repercussions for temporal reference: absolute referential elements have to shift to the new deictic centre. Absolute adverbials must be adapted, dropped or replaced by relative elements. Tense undergoes&nbsp;so-called sequence of tenses (tense copying): a past tense main clause requires backshifting of the embedded tense. The chapter discusses Comrie&#39;s (1986) analysis of this phenomenon and examines exceptions. It discusses criticism by Declerck (1988) and goes on to show how Functional Discourse Grammar (Hengeveld &amp; Mackenzie 2008) elegantly explains the data: tense copying, triggered by a Reportativity operator at the Interpersonal Level, is accounted for by operator copying at the Morphosyntactic Level, restricted by information from the Representational Level.&nbsp;</p>", 
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  "datePublished": "2013-09-01", 
  "contributor": [
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      "affiliation": "University of Amsterdam", 
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      "name": "Olbertz, Hella"
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      "affiliation": "Vrije Universiteit", 
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      "name": "Mackenzie, Lachlan"
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