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"Pareil" anaphorique : une reprise à forte charge appréciative.

Abstract : This paper deals with the type of anaphoric process associated with the adnominal adjective pareil in sentences such as Je ne m'attendais pas à un scandale pareil. It aims at specifying the kind of identity relationship expressed by this adjective. The data suggest that pareil does not entail a strict identity with the antecedent but rather involves a reference to the type associated with the antecedent. The adjective pareil also turns out to involve appraisal, as it indicates that the subject considers the referent as outstanding. It is also concluded that the prenominal vs. postnominal position of the adjective has a clear semantic impact. When the adjective is used prenominally (un pareil N), there is a focus on the categorization of the antecedent, hence the predicative content of the N is highlighted, and the article can be omitted. When the adjective is used postnominally (un N pareil) however, the focus is on the particular characteristics of the antecedent.
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Céline Corteel. "Pareil" anaphorique : une reprise à forte charge appréciative.. Travaux de Linguistique : Revue Internationale de Linguistique Française, De Boeck Université, 2006, 53 (2006/2), p. 91-116. ⟨10.3917/tl.053.0091⟩. ⟨halshs-00129462⟩



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