Often in novels or reported speech, we have the quotation marked by opening and closing quotation mark. And before or after the quotation we have a phrase that states,
<somebody> said or
said <somebody>. For example, from sherlock holmes:
"What! Where?" shouted Mr. Windibank, turning white to his lips and glancing about him like a rat in a trap.
Is there a linguistics/literary term for the bolded phrase/clause?
How about the verb in that bolded phrase/clause? Is
introductory verb the correct terminology to refer to the verb shouted in the above example?