Temporal Interpretation of Tense in Reported Speech
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- temporal interpretation; tense; reported speech;context
This paper focuses on temporal interpretation of tense in reported speech with examples of past reporting clauses in English news texts. Tense in English expresses a relation between Speech Time, Reference Time and Situation Time. It is one of the important linguistic devices that contribute to temporal location. The information of temporal interpretation is conveyed by analyzing features of tense use from context-based point of view. And analysis shows that tense in reported speech in English news texts conveys a distinguished feature of being context-based.
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TY - CONF AU - Lei Shen PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - Temporal Interpretation of Tense in Reported Speech BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 627 EP - 630 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.139 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.139 ID - Shen2013/10 ER -