Free indirect discourse in newspaper reports

  title={Free indirect discourse in newspaper reports},
  author={Gisela Redeker},
  journal={Linguistics in The Netherlands},
  • G. Redeker
  • Published 1996
  • Education
  • Linguistics in The Netherlands
It has recently been noted (Onrust 1994) that two journalists at the Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad have introduced a new style of reporting on soccer and other ball games. Their articles present a mix of factual reporting of events, background information, interviews and commentary, employing a variety of literary techniques. Most notably, reactions and opinions are often reported in the form of free indirect discourse (henceforth FID), as exemplified by the italicized sentences in (1… 

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