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Report

An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. To give an account of; to relate; to tell or convey information; the written statement of such an account.For example, one kind of report is the formal statement in writing made to a court by a master, a clerk, or a referee who has been appointed to inquire into a particular matter for the court. Sometimes the report of a public official is distinguished from a return. A return typically discloses something done or observed by the official, whereas a report shows the results of an investigation into matters outside the personal knowledge of the official.

Regularly published volumes of books containing accounts of decisions and opinions of various courts are sometimes referred to as reports, but more often they are called reporters.

The Annual Report for stockholders is prepared by a corporation, a consumer report describes the qualities of a manufactured product, and a credit report assesses the creditworthiness of a business or consumer for a bank or other lender.

report

(Detailed account), noun account, address, brief, broadcast, bulletin, chronicle, communication, criticism, description, digest, disclosure, dissemination, history, information, intelligence, manifesto, message, minute, narration, news, news story, note, notification, proclamation, propagation, recital, recitation, record, recounting, relatio, relation, release, renuntiatio, revelation, review, saga, specification, statement, summary, talk, tidings, ventilation
Associated concepts: accident report, grand jury report

report

(Rumor), noun bruit, fama, gossip, grapevine, hearsay, hint, intimation, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, unconnirmed report, unverified news, whisper

report

(Disclose), verb acquaint, adferre, advise, air, announce, annunciate, apprise, broadcast, bruit, circulate publicly, communicate, declare, deliver information, detail, disseminate, divulgate, divulge, enlighten, expose, expound, express, give an account of, give the facts, herald, impart, inform, make an announcement, make known, mention, notify, outline, proclaim, promulgate, publish, recite, recount, referre, renuntiare, report, reveal, set forth, speak about, specify, state, tell, testify to, unmask, voice, write up

report

(Present oneself), verb announce one's pressnce, answer, answer a summons, appear, appear for duty, arrive, attend, be at hand, be in attendance, check in, come, comparere, fulfill an engagement, meet, present oneself, put in an appearance, reveal oneself, show oneself
See also: annunciate, apprise, betray, bill, book, canvass, clue, comment, communicate, communication, conclusion, convey, delineate, delineation, depict, detail, determination, disabuse, disclose, disclosure, dispatch, disseminate, divulge, document, enlighten, enter, entry, file, finding, form, hearsay, herald, holding, inform, intelligence, invoice, issuance, judgment, memorandum, mention, message, narration, narrative, news, notice, notification, notify, observation, opinion, outline, portray, post, proclaim, promulgate, pronouncement, propagate, publication, publicity, publish, quote, recital, recite, record, recount, reference, relate, rendition, repeat, repercussion, representation, reputation, review, scenario, signify, speak, spread, statement, story, summary, synopsis, tell, tip

report

a written account of a decided case giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached. See also RUBRIC.

REPORT, legislation. A statement made by a committee to a legislative assembly, of facts of which they were charged to inquire.

REPORT, practice. A certificate to the court made by a master in chancery, commissioner or other person appointed by the court, of the facts or matters to be ascertained by him, or of something of which it is his duty to inform the court.
     2. If the parties in the case accede to the report, find no exceptions are filed, it is in due time confirmed; if exceptions are filed to the report, they will, agreeably to the rules of the court, be heard, and the report will either be confirmed, set aside, or referred. back for the correction of some error. 2 Madd. Ch. 505; Blake's Ch. Pr. 230; Vin. Ab. h.t.

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Continuing the analysis on the use of reported speech in our corpus, we proceed to approach, from this point on, how it works as an argumentative manifestation mechanism of social representations and stereotypes in speech.
One aspect of this template specifies that the internal structure of the dependent clause will typically contain some kind of mood element, to mark the clause as expressing an evaluation of plausibility or desirability, and another aspect specifies that if there is a conjunction-like element linking the two clauses, this will typically establish a link to the agent of the main clause, for instance by virtue of an association with constructions of reported speech.
Reported speech is either direct or indirect reported speech.
Kerge (1979) has viewed this problem in relation with reported speech and drawn the line between the first and the second person--it is impossible to refer to someone else's thoughts unless they have been voiced.
In effect, the "I" of reported speech "entails a kind of play acting on the part of the speaker of the utterance, who regards himself as momentarily taking on the role of the third-person referent" (Urban 33).
the second word in the term reported speech may be problematic since it easily leads to the suggestion that reported thought and reported perception are to be sharply differentiated from reported speech.
He renders these words and accents through a range of means that syntax offers for the expression in a single sentence of many voices at once: through alterations between direct and indirect reported speech; between reported speech and the naming of the speech act; between reported speech and speech simply absorbed into the narrative utterance, detectable only through what Bakhtin calls "intonational quotation marks" (p.
The use of dialogue involves a variety of forms, including direct and reported speech (Bauman, 1986).
Under prior US law, the misquotation of speech could not amount to libel if the reported speech was either substantially what was said or a rational interpretation of what was said.
She discusses agency in second language research, theories of agency and language learning, analyzing agency constructs in interview discourse, agentic and responsibility: positioning self in subject-predicate constructs, stance and subjectivity: evaluating agentive capacity, performing agency and responsibility in reported speech, and the local production of ideology and discursive agency.
Examples of specific topics include the political economy of communication, the ethics of political communication, the news media as political institutions, indexing and the limits of press independence in the Abu Ghraib scandal, critique of the thesis of an oppositional media with reference to the Vietnam War, environmental politics and the mass media, freedom as a value in Arab media, the television personality in politics, the political impact of documentary film and video, media framing of civil liberties conflicts and its effect on tolerance, gender and reported speech in campaign news, media discourse on globalization and terror, and patterns of Internet and traditional news media use in a networked community.
It is shown that the range of use of dizque extends from functioning as a purely evidential marker, encoding reported speech and hearsay with a notion of doubt implied in some contexts, to a marker of epistemic modality, encoding extensions of the notion of doubt implied in its evidential use and nothing about source of information.