Discours rapporté et genres discursifs : quels liens ?

Abstract : In this article the author examines the links that exist between different parameters of utterances in reported speech and the discursive genres within which these utterances occur. Excerpts from analyses of several genres (television news shows, school text books, internet newsgroups, parental guidebooks) mostly from France and Germany, but also from the U.S.A. show which parameters characterize the corresponding genres: the proportion of reported speech in a document, the references (or "reported speakers"), the marking or the borders between the discourse "itself" and the "other discourse" (for each type of reference), the modality of enunciation in the "reporting utterance", characteristic markers and explicit appreciation of the reported speech act by the "reporting speaker". Discursive genres appear to have a particularly strong influence on the proportions and the detailed modalities in which reported speech occurs even when other "levels", such as the ethnolinguistic community, also play an important role. Because of that influence the way in which reported speech manifests itself in different genres leads to a better understanding of how these genres function and how they may be distinguished from one another. But some linguistic markers may be identified as indicating reported speech only if the corresponding discursive genre is taken into account, thus making the interpretative connection between discursive genres and reported speech a two-way one.
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Patricia von Münchow. Discours rapporté et genres discursifs : quels liens ?. Pratiques, 2013, pp.60-75. ⟨halshs-01025901⟩



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