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(Des)amour(s) de venir avec l'extraordinaire...

Jacques Bres 1 Emmanuelle Labeau
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Praxiling - Praxiling UMR 5267
Abstract : This study shows that venir, frequently overseen by linguists as a 'extraordinary' auxiliary, is perfectly able to contribute to that semantic interpretation. Its use is more restricted than aller's - 90/500 occurrences in our corpus so less than 20%. This is due on the one hand to constraints imposed by its deicticity, and on the other hand to the greater suitability of aller that can, on the basis of a movement away from the deictic centre it sometimes expresses in discourse, reinforce an "extraordinary" interpretation in a deictic context. However, by a twist of linguistic fate, that deicticity that has long caused the restricted contribution of venir to an "extraordinary" interpretation is driving its development in some contemporary uses as a marker of intensified "extraordinarity".
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Jacques Bres, Emmanuelle Labeau. (Des)amour(s) de venir avec l'extraordinaire.... Le Français Moderne - Revue de linguistique Française, CILF (conseil international de la langue française), 2013, 1, pp.84-107. ⟨hal-00781433⟩

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