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Ortíz Pérez, María José
- Resume-
A corpus based study of the evolution of be like as a
quotative to report either direct speech or internal
thought in American English
-- Licenciatura en Idiomas. - Departamento de
Lenguas. - Escuela de Artes y
Humanidades, - Universidad de las Américas
Puebla.


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A corpus based study of be like to report direct speech or internal thought iv Abstract Research has shown that quoting people is an important tool for a number of language tasks, such as telling stories.
In these tasks, quotatives allow the narrator to express what the individuals involved in a conversation were saying, doing, and even thinking.
Among the several quotatives in the English language, be like has shown to be one of the dominant ones, but research has only focused on a comparison between be like and other quotatives, such as go and be all.
This study in particular aims at exploring two of the uses for quotative be like, reporting: actual spoken dialogue or internal thought.
In order to do this, a massive American English corpus with a wide coverage was used to collect the data. ...






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