Quotative Reference in Reportive comme Clauses
Laurent Roussarie et Marianne Desmets
In this paper we propose a truth-conditional account for the uncommon kind of reference and coherence involved in French reportive comme clauses. We show that on the one hand these constructions are fairly similar to "standard" parenthetical clauses, and that on the other hand they feature a specific behaviour which can be accounted for by relating them to the French comparative comme-constructions. We will exploit and extend the notion of speech acts as integrated in the SDRT framework.