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Linguistica Uralica
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Self-quotative Markers in Permic and Hungarian; pp. 213–232

Denys Teptiuk

In this paper, I discuss the use of self-quotative markers in new media texts in two Permic languages, Komi and Udmurt, and in the more distantly related Hungarian. I focus on the use of the grammaticalized self-quotative particles (Komi мися, Udmurt пöй) in Permic, and the lexical self-quotative markers mondom ’I say (it)’ and mondok ’I say’ in Hungarian. I look at their use with different types of reported discourse — quotations of speech and thought, intended discourse, purpose reports, expression of the reporter’s current stance, and mimetic expressions. By contrasting lexical and grammaticalized elements, I show how their ­morphosyntactic status and structural use allow them, on the one hand, to frame different types of reported discourse or, on the other hand, restrict them to particular types only.


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