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Title: La linguistique de la contradiction
Edited By: Jacques François
Pierre Larrivée
Dominican Legallois
Franck Neveu
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?574053
Series Title: GRAMM-R. Etudes de linguistique française / GRAMM-R. Studies of French Linguistics

La notion de contradiction traverse l’organisation du langage. Elle structure le lexique, motive des constructions syntaxiques et est un mode d’organisation du discours. C’est ce que démontrent les études réunies dans cet ouvrage éclairant des cas jusqu’ici peu étudiés, dans un ensemble de langues proches et plus éloignées, anciennes et modernes. Ces études suggèrent la récurrence d’une même notion à différents niveaux de structuration, de la langue au discours, permettant l’intégration de dimensions hétérogènes. Se trouve ainsi affirmée l’idée que les tensions entre contrariété et contradiction sont à l’origine des raisonnements contextuels qui donnent des objets linguistiques bien formés.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782875740533
Pages: 324
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