2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1982-88372009000100009 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This paper presents a quantitative study of the use of the Konjunktiv and Indikativ moods in German indirect speech. By analyzing a corpus of 400 news articles of online publications, it describes the factors that influence the choice of indirect speech mood. For this purpose, the following hypotheses were considered: the choice of indirect speech mood can be influenced by the type of reporting verb (sagen/to say, erklären/to explain, etc), by its position (before or after the indirect speech), by the tense of… Show more

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