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Journal Title: Revue Romane
Volume/Issue:   47/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 185 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles linguistiques

Quand la routine s’installe: Remarques sur les emplois de à de type ‘routine sociale’
Michel Aurnague
189 – 218

Un análisis cognitivo-funcional de la concordancia verbal con construcciones (pseudo)partitivas del tipo [N1 + de + N2]
Katrien Verveckken y Bert Cornillie
219 – 257

Les actes de langage indirects sont-ils tous conventionnels ?
Nicolas Ruytenbeek
258 – 282

On Italian, Ibero-Romance and Romanian imperatives in -i and the fate of Latin final
Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead
283 – 304

Articles littéraires

Les sentiers de la mémoire ou comment découvrir la silhouette de Proust dans l’œuvre de Modiano.
Montserrat Serrano Mañes
305 – 319

Soi-même comme un Autre: La judaïté chez Marguerite Duras
Helge Vidar Holm
320 – 336


Corpus et analyses de fréquences: Remarques méthodologiques inspirées par l’ouvrage de Hans Lagerqvist Le subjonctif en français moderne. Esquisse d’une théorie modale, 2009.
Kirsten Jeppesen Kragh
337 – 354

Comptes rendus

Annick Englebert : Mange ! L’impératif français, du mythe à la réalité. Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2009
Compte rendu par Jan Lindschouw
355 – 358

Kate Beeching, Nigel Armstrong, Françoise Gadet (éds) : Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary French
Compte rendu par Anita Berit Hansen
359 – 362

Christine Béal (2010). Les interactions quotidiennes en français et en anglais. De l’approche comparative à l’analyse des situations interculturelles. (Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication 99.)
Compte rendu par Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
363 – 366

Kerry Mullan. 2010. Expressing opinion in French and Australian English discourse. A semantic and interactional analysis. (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 200.)
Compte rendu par Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
367 – 370

María Berta Pallares Garzón: Acercamiento a Tirso de Molina. Contribución al estudio de dos temas en su obra: Matrimonio. Melancolía.
Reseña de Juan Pellicer Lopez
371 – 373
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 24.62