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With 15 occurrences, NRSA is more frequent than IS in our extract, where it accounts for 31% of all instances of speech presentation.
The most minimal form of thought presentation in Leech and Short's 1981 model was the narrator's representation of thought acts (NRTA), which was conceived as the thought counterpart of NRSA. However, as Semino and Short point out, NRSA is primarily defined as a reference to the illocutionary force of utterances (130)--a notion that cannot be straightforwardly applied to a noncommunicative phenomenon such as thought.
In context, this sentence could be interpreted as referring either to the illocutionary force of an utterance produced by Martha (i.e., NRSA), or to a thought on Martha's part (NRTA).
Here the reference to filling in a questionnaire can be analyzed as an instance of the narrator's representation of writing act (NRWA), which is the writing counterpart of NRSA (see Semino and Short 104-05).