In The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton's Callirhoe and the Acts of the Apostles, Adrian T. Smith summarizes cross-linguistic research on how and why narrators vary the formulae that introduce direct speech. This research is applied to Chariton and to Acts. The findings demonstrate that narrators vary quotation formulae for numerous pragmatic purposes, including the tracking of conversational dynamics via a set of 'marked' and 'unmarked' quotation devices.
About the Author
Adrian T. Smith, Ph.D. (2006), Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), is Professor of New Testament at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
Table of Contents
I The Discourse Pragmatics of Speech Margins A Survey of ResearchIntroduction1. Research on Classical and Medieval Languages2. Research on Modern English3. Research on Other Modern Western Languages4. Research on Modern Non-Western Languages II The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton’s CallirhoeIntroduction5. Literary Criticism of Chariton6. A Pilot Study of the Representation of Speech Events in Chariton Books 1-27. The Textual Criticism of Chariton in Relation to Speech Margins8. The Discourse Pragmatics of Chariton’s Speech Margins III The Representation of Speech Events in the Acts of the ApostlesIntroduction9. A Pilot Study of the Representation of Speech Events in Acts 8-1410. Database of Direct Speech in Acts11. Reported Conversation in Acts