Tesis profesional presentada por
Licenciatura en Idiomas. Departamento de Lenguas. Escuela de Artes y Humanidades, Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
Presidente: Dra. Myrna Elizabeth Iglesias
Secretario y Director: Dr. Antonio Rico Sulayes
Vocal: Mtra. Patricia Ann McCoy Baballe
Cholula, Puebla, México a 17 de mayo de 2016.
Research has shown that quoting people is an important tool for a number of language tasks, such as telling stories. In these tasks, quotatives allow the narrator to express what the individuals involved in a conversation were saying, doing, and even thinking. Among the several quotatives in the English language, be like has shown to be one of the dominant ones, but research has only focused on a comparison between be like and other quotatives, such as go and be...
Palabras clave: quotatives, be like, corpus linguistics, American English, direct speech, reported speech, internal thought.
Ortíz Pérez, M. J. 2016. A corpus based study of the evolution of be like as a quotative to report either direct speech or internal thought in American English. Tesis Licenciatura. Idiomas. Departamento de Lenguas, Escuela de Artes y Humanidades, Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Mayo. Derechos Reservados © 2016.