Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Temporal Interpretation of Tense in Reported Speech

Authors
Lei Shen
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Lei Shen
Available Online October 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.139How to use a DOI?
Keywords
temporal interpretation; tense; reported speech;context
Abstract
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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Proceedings
International Academic Workshop on Social Science (IAW-SC-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.139How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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