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Journal Title: Journal of French Language Studies
Volume/Issue:   17/3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: The Emergence of Emphatic 'ne' in Conversational Swiss French
by Bonnibeth Beale Fonseca-Greber
pp 249-275

Evolution et diversification des emplois de la locution en fait de
by Véronique Lagae
pp 277-295

Thematic indirect objects in French
by Yves Roberge, Michelle Troberg
pp 297-322

Connecteurs de causalité, implication du locuteur et profils prosodiques: le cas de car et de parce que
by Anne Catherine Simon, Liesbeth Degand
pp 323-341

Le verbe ALLER: L'affranchissement du contexte d'énonciation immédiat
by Claude Vandeloise
pp 343-359

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 18.3128