Table of Contents

The need for a construction-based approach to speech and thought representation.
The syntagmatic structure of direct and indirect speech or thought.
Deixis and expressivity in direct and indirect speech or thought.
The grammatical semantics of direct and indirect speech or thought.
Distinguishing free from distancing indirect speech or thought : person deixis.
Spatiotemporal deixis and expressivity in free and distancing indirect speech or thought.
The grammatical semantics and the pragmatics of free and distancing indirect speech or thought.
Subjectified forms of speech or thought representation. This book aims to provide a new, linguistically grounded typology of speech and thought representation in English on the basis of the systematic study of deictic, syntactic and semantic properties of authentic examples drawn from literary as well as non-literary sources. In the area beyond direct and indirect speech or thought, 'free indirect discourse' has often been implicitly treated as a residual category that can accommodate anything that is neither one nor the other. This book takes a fresh look at the evidence in the area of deixis, particularly through a close study of pronoun and prope.