Quoting Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>:
> is this not just <q>?
Ouch. Yes, it looks like it is! Thank you for your help in
discovering that life is much simpler than I imagined. The only
question remaining would be how common practice distinguishes <q> from
<mentioned>. I think I was led astray by the fact that in the
tutorials <q> tends to be associated with dialogue. Perhaps I could
distinguish between items that are mentioned and items that are more
illustrative examples (full sentences or phrases) of a mentioned item
by playing on the choice between the two. (I hesitate to decide based
on the purely formal criterion of quotation marks vs. italics simply
because usage varies between authors and even within many of the
texts.) Thanks Sebastian! I'll try to come up with more challenging
questions in the weeks to come, but anybody who is willing to help a
beginner see what distinction is generally made between <q> and
<mentioned> are welcome.
In light of the fact that these are basic questions for most of you,
I'm going to stop posting publicly on this particular question, but
will post a summary of any further comments received privately.