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Quoting Speech in Early English
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Introduction; 1. Methods of marking speech; 2. Interpreting reported speech: defamation depositions, sermons, chronicles; 3. Reported speech in literary texts: stylistic implications; Conclusion: pragmatic palimpsests; Appendices; Works cited; Index.

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This study of speech representation in English texts from 1350-1600 examines the problems of interpreting discourse in these early works.

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Colette Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Washington.

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'Moore's study considers the implications of the lack of conventional ways for marking reported speech in late Middle English ... this book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars from different fields.' Carla Suhr, Journal of Historical Pragmatics
'Within the fields of medieval literary studies and of quoted speech, [this] book is refreshing for its holistic approach, which fruitfully combines original insights both from the linguistic and the literary perspective.' Peter Petre, English Text Construction
"This interesting volume investigates the organization and marking of speech representation in medieval texts with a historical, linguistic and hermeneutic perspective that a modern reader might look out for." L'Analisi Linguistica E Letteraria
"Moore's study considers the implications of the lack of conventional ways for marking reported speech in late Middle English ... this book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars from different fields." Carla Suhr, Journal of Historical Pragmatics
"Within the fields of medieval literary studies and of quoted speech, [this] book is refreshing for its holistic approach, which fruitfully combines original insights both from the linguistic and the literary perspective." Peter Petre, English Text Construction

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