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ДУБИТАТИВЪТ В БЪЛГАРСКИЯ ЕЗИК И ВЪЗПРОИЗВЕДЕНАТА РЕЧ
DUBITATIVE IN BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND REPORTED SPEECH

Author(s): Krasimira Aleksova
Subject(s): Language studies, Morphology
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: dubitative; directly reported speech; indirect speech; reported speech; quoted speech
Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to present three types of reported utterances with dubitative (бил четял, бил чел, щял бил да чете, щял бил да е чел) in Bulgarian language: dubitative in quoted speech, indirect speech and directly reported speech. The third type called directly reported speech with dubitative, on one hand, doesn’t include the actual speech of the narrator as a first part of the utterance, in contrast to the utterances with indirect speech. On the other hand, the changed evi-dential status of the verb reduces differences between the indirect speech and the directly reported speech. Both the similarities and the differences prove the hypothesis that the directly reported speech with dubitative takes an intermediate position in the continuum quoted speech : indirect speech in Bulgarian.