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Ortíz Pérez, María José
- Capítulo 3. Methodolog-
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 30 3.3 Limitations In general, it is often difficult to differentiate speech from thought, especially in first person (Ferrara and Bell, 1995, as mentioned by Buchstaller, 2002, p.
4).
Because of this, I expected to find many ambiguous utterances that would have to be categorized as NonApplicable.
But since the context for each concordance has around 100 words, this should be enough to discern in which category it belongs.
However, this may not be the case for all cases. It should also be noted that the conjugations of be like explored here are only a small sample of the full use of the quotative that could be found in the corpus.
For example, uses of be like where the subject is explicit (“And then my family’s like”) or where there are modals or adverbs (“I’d be like, that’s good”) are not included. In addition, all the concordances found in this study were found in the Spoken category of the COCA, which contains mostly talk shows and interviews, to which they are limited to. 3.4 Data collection This study focused on the first and third person singular in the past and present tense. Specifically, as all of the concordances would come from dialogues where the speakers were retelling events, the tense observed here would be named historical present.
Most of the Spoken genre of the corpus came from talk shows and interviews, and the second person singular by definition required the interviewer to also have been involved.
Due to the low probability of this, you were like, you are like, and you’re like were not analyzed. The low probability of group interviews also excluded the first person plural.
To prevent A corpus based study of be like to report direct speech or internal thought 31 having only one plural grammatical person, the third person plural was also excluded, and the study focused on the singular person.
In the case of the third person singular It’s like, where th...






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