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Fonctionnement discursif des relatives narratives et descriptives du français

Abstract : This article intends to shed light on some discourse properties of narrative and descriptive relative clauses in French and thereby to revive the debate (Giora 1983, Brandt 1990, Look 2007) about their contribution in text organization. More specifically, going by a corpus study realized in the framework of Centering theory (Walker & al. 1998) we suggest that (i) functional distinction between these types of relatives (Lambrecht 1998, Gapany 2004) is not fully motivated empirically, and that (ii) despite number of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics they share with root clauses (Emonds 1979), they have no functional autonomy at least as for their ability to influence referential transitions between utterances.
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Maryna Lytvynova, Huy Linh Dao. Fonctionnement discursif des relatives narratives et descriptives du français. Faits de langues, Brill, 2014, pp.179-195. ⟨halshs-01514685⟩



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