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La structure énonciative des subordonnées conditionnelles

Abstract : Using evidence from Chadic (zaːr, zoɗi) and Ubangian (banda-linda) languages, this article questions Haiman (1978)'s claim that 'conditionals are topics'. Some poperties they share with antitopics, focus and yes/no questions leads us to reconsider the information structure of conditionals. We conclude that conditionals are frames functioning as fictitious assertions.
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Bernard Caron. La structure énonciative des subordonnées conditionnelles. Bernard Caron. Subordination, dépendance et parataxe dans les langues africaines, Peeters, Louvain, pp.145-158, 2008, Afrique et Langage, 12. ⟨halshs-00644343⟩

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