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Quoted-Speech Identification

Different authors use different conventions for quoted speech. For example, the H.C. Andersen collections uses double quotes as begin-quote and end-quote, and the single quote for quote-within-quote. In contrast, works by Lewis Carroll uses the backtick operator (`) as begin-quote, the single quote as end-quote, and uses double-quotes for quote-within-quote.

Alan W Black 2003-10-20