direct discourse

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direct′ speech′

a representation of speech in which the speaker's exact words are quoted, as in She said, “I'm not going.” Also called direct discourse. Compare indirect speech.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: discourse - a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., "he said `I am a fool'")
report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
indirect discourse - a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'")
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After three days of negotiations, the heated discussions reached an impasse, and direct discourse between Sadat and Begin became impossible.
Maggi notes how the Grimms applied "the same ideological strategies" used in their own collection of German tales to their summaries of Basile, while also tending to reduce female characters' direct discourse and "brave deeds" in order "to bring them closer to the female identity typical of many of their German tales" (171).
For example, does any instance of free direct discourse (of immediate speech or thought) imply an author-character-audience channel of communication?
"The Research Article and the Science Popularization Article: A Probabilistic Functional Grammar Perspective on Direct Discourse Presentation," Discourse Studies 8(5): 627-646.
KUWAIT, April 26 (KUNA) -- Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah on Tuesday appreciated the positive approach adopted by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in charge of the direct discourse, openness and transparency in tackling significant issues.
McHale suggests a progressive scale, ranging from the "purely" diegetic to the "purely" mimetic: 1) Diegetic summary; 2) Less "purely" diegetic summary; 3) Indirect content-paraphrase (or indirect discourse); 4) Indirect discourse, mimetic to some degree; 5) Free indirect discourse; 6) Direct discourse; and 7) Free direct discourse (249-87).
Each chapter is written from a different character's perspective, and he captures each voice perfectly, from Eve's disdain for paragraphs to Adam's insistence that "accordion" means "according" to Dog's direct discourse with the reader.
One clear contribution to established fixtures in the field is Kelly's notion of 'unfree direct discourse', a coinage highlighting conflict and instability in Kelman's technique of saturating third-person narration with first-person experience, generating a zone of vocal collisions where 'differing registers of subject position antagonistically fail to reconcile themselves with one another or with a world that is itself unreconciled'.
One of the few forums for direct discourse between Iranians and Israelis is a call-in show hosted every Sunday on Israel Radio's Farsi service.
Several studies on FID suggest that a mixed type of discourse like FID poses more problems in translation than non-mixed types such as direct discourse (DD) or indirect discourse (ID) (see, e.g., Bosseaux 60-61).
Bennet, for example, where attributions are absent but implied (we can easily reconstruct who said what from an initial speech tag), this highlighted utterance is free direct discourse in its freest sense.