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Title: Subjonctif, gérondif et participe présent en français
Subtitle: Une pragmatique de la dépendance verbale
Written By: Alain Rihs
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431314
Series Title: Sciences pour la communication

De quelle nature est le sens du subjonctif, du gérondif et du participe présent ? Comment celui-ci est-il construit en contexte ? Quelle place spécifique chacune de ces formes verbales occupe-t-elle au sein du système linguistique que constitue la langue française ? En quels termes peut-on décrire la relation de dépendance représentationnelle inhérente à la subordination syntaxique ?
L’auteur de cet ouvrage propose des réponses inédites à ces questions. Il s’emploie à réunir l’ensemble des effets de sens épars déclenchés par ces formes autour de valeurs expressives invariantes, définies sous la forme de contraintes interprétatives ; à travers de nombreux exemples, il montre que l’observation de ces dernières conduit à l’élaboration d’un sens approprié aux divers contextes énonciatifs. Une telle étude l’amène à aborder de front un ensemble de problématiques cruciales en linguistique, en particulier celle de l’interface entre sémantique et pragmatique et celle des enjeux cognitifs liés au traitement de l’information.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034313148
Pages: 317
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Europe EURO 79.10