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Focalisation, saillance et instruction de construction du sens

Abstract : If focalisation is a process aiming at highlighting one or several elements in a given utterance and at drawing attention to it/them through prosodic or syntactic devices, the question that arises then is: what is it that is actually focalised on? To answer such a question, we need to address two other issues first, namely in what way is/are the element(s) focalised on, and to what purpose? The analysis of the prosodic behaviour of the unit " still " reveals that what is focalised on is the instruction of meaning construction brought about by the unit's schematic form and is therefore, by extension, a step in the process of the meaning construction of the utterance.
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Gilles Col. Focalisation, saillance et instruction de construction du sens. Paul Cappeau; Sylvie Hanote. Focalisation(s) : saillance dans les langues : lexique, syntaxe, prosodie, 2012, 978-2-7535-2099-8. ⟨halshs-00602557⟩



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