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Représentation de l'oral en français médiéval et genres textuels

Abstract : Relationships between speech and writing in Medieval French are analysed through a corpus composed of 137 texts (4 million tokens). Text chunks representing speech (direct discourse, speech turns, etc.) are contrasted with remaining text parts, taking into account the genre of the text to contextualize every chunk (from a 32 genre typology). A correspondence analysis is performed on parts of speech (34 tags). It reveals an orality axis as the first dimension of variation; every genre, divided into reported speech and the rest, automatically gets a coordinate on this axis. Statistical results reveal that reported speech chunks are set apart from the other text chunks. If a text is from the literary domain or is intended to oral performance, then its orality features are emphasized. The ways of expressing non-orality are more diverse than those of orality. Finally, some text genres have peculiar positions (didactic dialog, psalms).
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Céline Guillot-Barbance, Bénédicte Pincemin, Alexei Lavrentiev. Représentation de l'oral en français médiéval et genres textuels. Langages, Armand Colin (Larousse jusqu'en 2003), 2017, Langue parlée / langue écrite, du latin au français : un clivage dans l'histoire de la langue ?, pp.53-68. ⟨halshs-01495132⟩



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