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Mon Oct 13 2003

Books: Morphosyntax/Semantics, French: Dassi

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Message 1: De la Morphosyntaxe a la Semantique des Presantatifs en Francais Contemporain

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:43:52 +0000
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: De la Morphosyntaxe a la Semantique des Presantatifs en Francais Contemporain



Title: De la Morphosyntaxe � la S�mantique des Pr�sentatifs en
 Fran�ais Contemporain
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in French Linguistics 02
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
 www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at	
			
Author: M. Dassi, Universit� de Yaound� I 
				
Paperback: ISBN: ISBN3895867314, Pages: 650, Price: EUR 74
			
Abstract:
			
Cette derni�re d�cennie, une kyrielle de travaux de linguistique
portant sur le lexique ont insist� sur l'appropriation et la dynamique
du fran�ais en francophonie. Dans cette optique, la pr�sente �tude des
pr�sentatifs (c'est, il y a, il est, voici, voil�), qui ne reprend pas
une autre, contribue � mettre en relief la flexibilit� de la
morphosyntaxe du fran�ais. Cela � travers une r�elle appropriation de
la langue-cible par une population francophone pr�cise ; d'o�
l'exploration de la prose romanesque du classique africain Mongo Beti.

Cette �tude d'une classe syntaxique nouvelle et tr�s peu explor�e est
�labor�e sur les principes du distributionnalisme. La tendance qui a
pr�valu ici, c'est celle d'Einar Haugen qui pr�conise une double �tude
(interne et externe) de la langue. Elle prend n�cessairement en compte
non seulement les constructions (morphosyntaxiques), mais aussi les
questions d'�nonciation qui entourent l'usage des pr�sentatifs et dont
l'incidence s�mantique (et pragmatique) est consid�rable.
	
Cette option permet d'�voluer de la micro-syntaxe (phrastique) � la
macro-syntaxe (supra phrastique), pour percevoir les pr�sentatifs
comme d'importants jalons s�quentialisants du discours. Il s'ensuit la
n�cessit� d'une articulation harmonieuse du linguistique et du
litt�raire, d'une part, de l'oral et de l'�crit, d'autre part ; � ce
moment o� l'oralisation de la langue fran�aise s'acc�l�re.

In the last decade, many studies in the area of linguistics relating
to lexis have focused on the appropriation and dynamism of the French
Language in the francophone world. In this connection, the present
study on "pr�sentatifs" (c'est, il y a, il est, voici, voil�) a study
that has not yet been so systematically and profoundly done,
contributes in showing the flexibility of the morphology and syntax of
the French Language. The study permits a real appropriation of a
target language by a given francophone community ; hence, the
exploration of the aesthetics of the works of Mongo Beti that have
become a classic in African writing.

This study of a new category of syntax that has not been adequately
explored is elaborated on the principle of distributionalism. The
study is informed by the postulations of Einar Haugen which stipulate
a dual study (intrinsic and extrinsic) of language. It therefore takes
into consideration not only morpho-syntatic constructs but especially
issues on enunciation that relates to the use of "pr�sentatifs" and
whose semantic and pragmatic consequences are of great importance.
	
This orientation therefore, allows us to evolve from phraseological
micro-syntax to supra-phraseological macro-syntax in order to enhance
the perception of "pr�sentatifs" as important mile stones that
indicates a division of discourse. It follows, therefore, that one can
discern the need for a harmonious articulation of the linguistic and
the literary, on the one hand, and of the oral and the written on the
other ; in the situation where the orality of the French Language is
accelerated. (also see the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at)

Lingfield(s): French Linguistics (General Linguistics)
		Morphology
		Syntax
		Semantics
			 
Subject Language(s): French (Language Code: FRN)

Written In: French (Language Code: French)

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