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Meaning of "quotative" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUOTATIVE

quotative  [ˈkwəʊtətɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUOTATIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quotative is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUOTATIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quotative

A quotative is a grammatical device to mark quoted speech in some languages, and as such it preserves the grammatical person and tense of the original utterance rather than adjusting it as would be the case with reported speech. It can be equated with "spoken quotation marks". In the English sentence John said, "Wow," there is no word indicating that we are dealing with quoted speech. This is only indicated typographically. In Sinhala on the other hand, the equivalent sentence John Wow kiyalaa kivvaa has an overt indication of quoted speech after the quoted string Wow, the quotative kiyalaa.

Definition of quotative in the English dictionary

The definition of quotative in the dictionary is a word or grammatical device that introduces quoted words.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUOTATIVE


argumentative
ˌɑːɡjʊˈmɛntətɪv
augmentative
ɔːɡˈmɛntətɪv
authoritative
ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv
commutative
kəˈmjuːtətɪv
consultative
kənˈsʌltətɪv
denotative
dɪˈnəʊtətɪv
exploitative
ɪkˈsplɔɪtətɪv
facultative
ˈfækəltətɪv
fermentative
fəˈmentətɪv
interpretative
ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv
meditative
ˈmɛdɪtətɪv
preventative
prɪˈvɛntətɪv
putative
ˈpjuːtətɪv
qualitative
ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv
quantitative
ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv
rehabilitative
ˌriːhəˈbɪlɪtətɪv
representative
ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv
rotative
ˈrəʊtətɪv
tentative
ˈtɛntətɪv
vegetative
ˈvɛdʒɪtətɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUOTATIVE

quota
quota sampling
quota system
quota-hopper
quota-hopping
quotability
quotable
quotableness
quotably
quotation
quotation mark
quotation marks
quotatious
quote
quote-driven
quote-unquote
quoted company
quoter
quoteworthy
quoth

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUOTATIVE

active
administrative
alternative
collaborative
comparative
conservative
cooperative
creative
cumulative
decorative
derivative
in the negative
informative
initiative
innovative
legislative
narrative
native
negative
operative
relative

Synonyms and antonyms of quotative in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quotative» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUOTATIVE

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The translations of quotative from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quotative» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

引语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de citación
570 millions of speakers

English

quotative
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quotative
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

quotative
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

quotative
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quotative
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quotative
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quotative
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebut harga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

quotative
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

quotative
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

quotative
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tembung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quotative
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quotative
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवतरण चिन्हांकित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

quotative
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quotative
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

quotative
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

quotative
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quotative
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

quotative
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quotative
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quotative
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quotative
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quotative

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATIVE»

The term «quotative» is used very little and occupies the 179.344 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of quotative
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATIVE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quotative» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quotative» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quotative

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUOTATIVE»

Discover the use of quotative in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quotative and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quotative Indexes in African Languages: A Synchronic and ...
The book represents the results of a synchronic and diachronic cross-African survey of quotative indexes. 39 African languages were selected to represent the genealogical and geographical diversity of the continent.
Tom Güldemann, 2008
2
Quotatives: Cross-linguistic and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives
The collection advocates a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon 'quotation', seeking a more nuanced knowledge-base as regards the linguistic properties, social uses and pragmatic functions than monolingual or single disciplinary ...
Isabelle Buchstaller, Ingrid van Alphen, 2012
3
South Asian Languages: Structure, Convergence, and Diglossia
THE QUOTATIVE IN INDO-ARYAN K. Meenakshi A majority of Indian languages do not have an indirect construction of the type found in English in clauses connected by that to main clauses; instead, they use a quotative marker either before ...
Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Colin P. Masica, Anjani Kumar Sinha, 1986
4
Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Accusative-quotative ...
One simple semantic/pragmatic constraint provides a unified and more observationally adequate account than analyses that refer to the distinction between tensed and un-tensed predicates, or between stage-level and individual-level ...
Stephen Wright Horn, 2008
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Discourse Markers in Native and Non-native English Discourse
Simone Müller. Table 5.1 Functions of the lexical item like as used by German and American speakers in the GLBCC Non-Discourse Marker, Non-Quotative Functions: - (verb) - preposition -conjunction Discourse Marker Functions: - searching ...
Simone Müller, 2005
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The Korean Language
4.6 Quotative constructions A quotative construction is similar to a verbal complement construction in that both are closely tied to the main predicate, complementing the latter. Notice the parallelism between (98a) which contains a quotative ...
Ho-Min Sohn, 2001
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Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: The ...
Quotative constructions in Spanish thus seem to come in two types: a full one, showing an overt aspectual auxiliary; and a minimal one, a Tense Phrase, deprived of any overt morphosyntactic material beyond the event participants. . 2 Event ...
Ritva Laury, 2008
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Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, ...
Table 1.1 Count of all quotative types with be like as a quotative. % N Indirect speech 24 186 Direct speech 69 533 Sound/gesture 2.8 22 Hypothetical 3.8 30 Writing .25 2 Total number of be like 773 Table 1.2 Distribution of be like according ...
Sali Tagliamonte, 2012
9
The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories
(20) I am so sick said John (^ John said) In English, quotative inversion is optional, apparently a residu of earlier English where V2 was much more pervasive. In strict V2 languages like Dutch and German it is obligatory: (21) Ik voel me zo ziek ...
Marcel den Dikken, Christina Tortora, 2005
10
Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected ...
Dailey-O'Cain (2000: 61) mentions that like can only be combined with the quotative verb be, and not with other quotative verbs. The results of this study show that all Danish quotative particles can be combined with all of the quotative verbs.
Frans Gregersen, Jeffrey K. Parrott, Pia Quist, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUOTATIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quotative is used in the context of the following news items.
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Restoring pride in way Appalachians speak
The quotative “be like“: The relatively new feature uses a form of the phrase “be like” to introduce a quote (“He was like, ''I'm not going.''') Researchers say it ... «Fredericksburg.com, Jul 15»
2
Enduring and declining speech features in West Virginia
The quotative “be like": The relatively new feature uses a form of the phrase “be like” to introduce a quote ("He was like, 'I'm not going.''') Researchers say it ... «The Elkhart Truth, Jul 15»
3
"Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation"
For example: as “quotative compartmentalizer”: “My teacher was like 'You shouldn't say that.'” And (yes, we can start a sentence with “and”) as an “approximative ... «Alabama Public Radio, Jun 15»
4
This Language Trend Be Like, 'I'm Not Going Away'
The quotative use of “like” makes parents cringe, but linguists say those who try to fight the pervasive trend are facing a losing battle, as the use has spread ... «WBUR, Feb 15»
5
"Ik heb zoiets van: ik heb slecht nieuws"
De 'quotative like' verwijst naar zinsconstructies die beginnen met 'I'm like' of 'She was like', waarmee sprekers een citaat, gevoel of gedachte aankondigen. «De Morgen, Jan 15»
6
Linguists are like, 'Get used to it!'
It's called the “quotative like,” and over the last 25 years, it's become one of our language's most popular methods of talking about talking. The use of “I'm like” or ... «Boston Globe, Jan 15»
7
How Social Media Marketing Is Changing the Way Big Brands …
According to The American Scholar "80% of college students use the quotative "like" in typical face-to-face conversations with other college students." Given this ... «Motley Fool, Apr 14»
8
Use of vivid sensory words thrives across languages
Last but not least, in many languages, ideophones are introduced by quotative markers or "say" or "do" verbs, emphasizing their performative nature. All of these ... «Medical Xpress, Feb 14»
9
D4 accent is, loike, totally over, claims UCD linguist
... becomes "corpork", a liberal dousing of the quotative "like" or "loike" and what is known as the high-rising terminal whereby statements sound like questions. «Irish Independent, Oct 13»
10
This Is, Like, a Great Blog Post. You Should, You Know, Totally …
And though Cohen skips over the quotative use of “like” (So I'm like, “That is such a cute lion!” and he's like, “That's a Tibetan mastiff, moron”), it's also worth ... «Slate Magazine, Aug 13»

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