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 examine on how and why narrators range the formulae that introduce direct speech. This study is utilized to Chariton and to Acts. The findings reveal that narrators differ citation formulae for varied pragmatic reasons, together with the monitoring of conversational dynamics through a suite of 'marked' and 'unmarked' citation units.
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