Lagdelt indholdsstruktur i selvstændige ytringer og direkte og indirekte ytringsgengivelse

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Based in Danish Functionel Linguistics, this article presents a unified analysis of semantic similarities and differences between i) the Danish main-clause types declarative, interrogative and imperative, which are argued to code resp. assertions, polar questions and directive speech acts, and ii) independent main clauses and the two types of clauses – dependent main clauses and complement clauses – which are used to report utterances directly and indirectly, respectively. It is argued i) that independent main clauses possess the layers il-locutionary neustic, illocutionary tropic, state-of-affairs, and – in the case of declaratives and interrogatives – proposition, ii) that dependent main clauses lack an illocutionary neustic, and iii) that complement clauses in addition lack an illocutionary tropic.
Original languageDanish
Article number24
Pages (from-to)121
Number of pages140
JournalNy forskning i grammatik
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • direct speech
  • indirect speech
  • complement clauses
  • layered content

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