The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton’s Callirhoe and the Acts of the Apostles

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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.
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Biographical Note

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 Research
Introduction
1. Research on Classical and Medieval Languages
2. Research on Modern English
3. Research on Other Modern Western Languages
4. Research on Modern Non-Western Languages

II The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton’s Callirhoe
Introduction
5. Literary Criticism of Chariton
6. A Pilot Study of the Representation of Speech Events in Chariton Books 1-2
7. The Textual Criticism of Chariton in Relation to Speech Margins
8. The Discourse Pragmatics of Chariton’s Speech Margins

III The Representation of Speech Events in the Acts of the Apostles
Introduction
9. A Pilot Study of the Representation of Speech Events in Acts 8-14
10. Database of Direct Speech in Acts
11. Reported Conversation in Acts

Readership

All specialists interested in Koine Greek language and literature, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, speech reporting, and comparative linguistics.