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This chapter reviews the classical work by Anne Banfield (Banfield 1982). It is fair to say that she is the first author to integrate an analysis of free indirect discourse into formal linguistic theory. The chapter then turns to two very recent formal analyses of free indirect discourse, Schlenker (2004) and Sharvit (2008), which are close to the present approach in both spirit and implementation. Finally, there is a recent and growing literature on quotation, which in part covers phenomena in free indirect discourse. Maier (2007, 2010), building on earlier work by Potts (2007b), presents an analysis for mixed quotations and proposes extending it to free indirect discourse. It seems tempting to ask whether free indirect discourse could be viewed as a special kind of mixed quotation phenomenon. The chapter pursues this idea and explores its merits and limitations.

Keywords: Anne Banfield; formal linguistic theory; free indirect discourse; Maier; mixed quotations; Schlenker; Sharvit



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