Speech Prosody 2004
The present paper aims at analyzing the role of prosody as a marker of direct reported speech boundaries in discourse. The beginning of a citation in speech is often linguistically marked, generally by means of a verb of saying. However, it is not always a straightforward task to determine at what point exactly a citation ends. Through the analysis of a series of excerpts extracted from spontaneous interviews, we investigate to what extent prosody functions as a cue for the delimitation of a direct citation in speech.
Bibliographic reference. Miguel Oliveira Jr., Miguel Oliveira Jr. / Cunha, Dóris A. C. (2004): "Prosody as marker of direct reported speech boundary", In SP-2004, 263-266.