Éléments de cartographie des emplois de voilà en vue d’une analyse instructionnelle

Abstract : The lexical item voilà is fast spreading in contemporary spoken French. This article offers a possible explanation for this rapid expansion by identifying contributing factors. We first describe voilà’s contextual behaviors in both written and spoken corpora. Typical properties arise from the description and are further tested on additional data. Constructions and relatively robust patterns emerge. Voilà is indeed characterized by two essential behaviors – [VOILÀ + pause] and [VOILÀ + entity/process] – and two groups of paired values and statuses – [signpost value + interjection status] and [predicative value + pivotal status]. We then formulate a functional hypothesis in terms of cognitive grouping: voilà would integrate informational elements by grouping them on the verbal scene. The semantic instruction given by voilà would consist in convoking elements on a scene and evoking their grouping into a perceptible set.
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Gilles Col, Charlotte Danino, Julien Rault. Éléments de cartographie des emplois de voilà en vue d’une analyse instructionnelle. 2015. ⟨halshs-01224945⟩



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