A Textual Research on the Function of "Some People Say" in Modern Chinese

Jia’nan Tu


“Some people say” have an obvious connective function in the discourse, which constitutes “communicative speech block” or “speech block”, that is, “Some people say + direct elements”. Based on a large number of corpus observations, this paper discusses the position, function and co-occurrence of “Some people say”, with a view to complementing the study of speech-like parenthesis.


“Some people say”; Nature; Text position; Text function

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9003


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