By Adrian T Smith
In "The illustration of Speech occasions in Chariton's "Callirhoe" and the Acts of the Apostles," Adrian T. Smith summarizes cross-linguistic study on how and why narrators fluctuate the formulae that introduce direct speech. This study is utilized to Chariton and to Acts. The findings show that narrators range citation formulae for varied pragmatic reasons, together with the monitoring of conversational dynamics through a collection of 'marked' and 'unmarked' citation units.
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