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Title: Les fonctions grammaticales
Subtitle: Histoire, théories, pratiques
Edited By: Aboubakar Ouattara
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?574075
Series Title: GRAMM-R. Etudes de linguistique française / GRAMM-R. Studies of French Linguistics

La littérature grammaticale et linguistique répertorie diverses fonctions: sujet, complément d’objet, complément de circonstance, complément d’agent, apposition, apostrophe, attribut, épithète, etc. Combien de fonctions est-il utile de considérer? Peut-on en construire le système d’ensemble? Si oui, sur la base de quels critères explicites, explicatifs et cohérents? Doit-on appliquer le rasoir d’Occam à l’inventaire des fonctions? Comment, historiquement, les systèmes, s’ils existent, se sont-ils progressivement mis en place? Quelle est l’étendue du registre terminologique de chaque fonction ou de chaque famille de fonctions? Quelle est l’étendue du champ d’application couvert par telle fonction ou telle famille de fonctions? Quelles sont les applications privilégiées de chaque fonction, de chaque famille de fonctions dans des domaines comme la grammaire de phrase, la grammaire de l’énoncé, la grammaire de texte, la linguistique de corpus, les traitements automatiques, l’enseignement/apprentissage du français et la recherche en linguistique théorique française?

Ce sont là autant de questions et bien d’autres que ce livre affronte et discute dans un esprit attentif à l’histoire des fonctions grammaticales, à la pluralité des approches théoriques et des pratiques; une posture épistémologique qui en fait un livre de contributions soucieux d’apporter des réponses innovantes et stimulantes.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782875740755
Pages: 300
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Europe EURO 45.00