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Conjonctions de subordination et adverbes conjonctifs « focalisateurs » : les opérations en cause.

Abstract : In this paper, we present a unified hypothesis about «focusing» conjunctional adverbs and
subordinating conjunctions in French. A similar hypothesis is to be taken to hold at all
romance languages as we argue after Piot (2003) mentioned above. At first, differences are to
be observed between this case (with “focus”) and another case in which the same conjunctional
items are purely conjunctions (coordinating or subordinating, but without “focus”).
Then, we point out which are the common semantic and syntactic properties of the global
“focus” operation related to all these items (parallelism between sentences and nominal
phrases correlated by these conjunctional items, inclusion or union semantic relations
between nominal phrases in some respects ensembles theory relations alike: the addition of
syntactic-semantic specific items shares this inclusion or union relation). In particular, this
study highlights, as a result, the role of the subject nature of the conjoined first sentence and
the syntactic-semantic nature of the verb-phrase in the second sentence. Another study (to
appear) will present the results about distinctions in this operation according to the
particular significance of each different item.
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Mireille Piot. Conjonctions de subordination et adverbes conjonctifs « focalisateurs » : les opérations en cause.. Lingvisticae Investigationes, Philadelphia; Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003, 26:2 (2003) (26:2 (2003)), pp.313-330. ⟨halshs-00140645⟩



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