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Quand le non-dit n’est pas l’implicite : comment rendre visibles les silences dans le discours?

Abstract : This paper shows that silence in discourse is a field that goes well beyond implicitness and comprises different kinds of phenomena. After having pointed out the différences between silence and implicitness the author reviews a few methodological tools put forth by French Discourse Analysis in order to “grasp” silence and points out a variety of new procedures she developed to this end. All of these tools are then integrated into a schematic representation of what is said, unsaid and “hardly said” within a community in order to come to a better understanding of the reasons why certain representations stay silent and others are explicit. The schema also points to the importance of the new methodological procedures put forth in the paper. These procedures are then illustrated by the analysis of a few excerpts mainly from a previous contrastive study on French and German history text books. Finally the author reflects on the special role of silence in text books and outlines a classification of different types of silence, including implicitness.
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Patricia von Münchow. Quand le non-dit n’est pas l’implicite : comment rendre visibles les silences dans le discours?. Signes, Discours et Sociétés : Revue semestrielle en sciences humaines et sociales dédiée à l'analyse des Discours , Université Galatasaray, 2016, L’implicite : entre préconstruits sémantiques et détermination générique. ⟨halshs-01419431⟩



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