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Ortíz Pérez, María José
- Índice-
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 Contents Abstract 1 Introduction 1.2 Research questions 1.3 Structure of the thesis 2 Literature Review 2.1 Quotatives 2.1.1 Constructed Dialogue and Historical Present 2.1.2 Be like 2.1.2.1 Who supposedly uses it? 2.1.2.2 Opinions 2.1.2.3 Who truly uses them? 2.1.2.4 Other uses of like 2.2 Corpus linguistics 3 Methodology 3.1 Data further selection 3.2 Categories and criteria 3.2.1 Criteria for Direct Speech 3.2.2 Criteria for internalized dialogue 3.3 Limitations 3.4 Data collection 3.5 Procedure 3.6 Sections v A corpus based study of be like to report direct speech or internal thought vi 4 Results 4.1 General 4.2 Be like as a quotative 4.2.1 I was like (Past tense – 1st Person Singular) 4.2.2 I’m like (Present tense – 1st Person Singular) 4.2.3 He-She was like (Past tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.2.3.1 He was like (Past tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.2.3.2 She was like (Past tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.2.4 He - She is like (Present tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.2.4.1 He’s like (Present tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.2.4.2 She’s like (Present tense – 3rd Person Singular) 4.3 By tense (I was like - He was like - She was like) 4.3.1 Past tense 4.3.2 Present tense 4.4 By person 4.4.1 1st Person Singular (I was like, I’m like, and I am like) 4.4.2 3rd Person Singular (He was like, she was like, he’s like and she’s like) 5 Discussion & Conclusion 5.1 Predominance of quotatives in like 5.2 Be like – Direct Speech and Internal Thought 5.3 Influence of grammatical tense on be like as a quotative 5.4 Influence of grammatical person on be like as a quotative 5.5 Future research 5.6 Conclusion A corpus based study of be like to report direct speech or internal thought vii List of Tables Table 1.
(New) quotatives and their semantic sources (Alphen & Buchstaller, 2012) Table 2.
Distribution and range of the COCA Table 3.
Conjugated forms for analysis Table 4. Be ...






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