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L'injure et l'insulte vus comme genres brefs, et leur mise en discours

Abstract : Starting from the work already done on the increasing tension of verbal violence in its production phase (works by Auger, Fracchiolla, Moïse and Romain, 2008, 2013 in particular), insult will be studied as short genre through the characteristics of its syntactic, conversational, interactional, pragmatic forms. We will see in particular the implicit obligation and the structural essentialization that characterize insults, linked to a brevity that goes hand in hand with the pragmatic obligation in which we find ourselves wanting to render them, from an illocutionary point of view., quickly identifiable. The insult is thus often all the more effective because it is monolexical and thus brief and direct. This fact leads us to question from a syntactic point of view the opposition between the character often felt as all the more aggressive, the impolite acts of language as they are direct, compared to the virtues of politeness and propriety that we generally associate a contrario with the acts of the most indirect languages.
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Béatrice Fracchiolla. L'injure et l'insulte vus comme genres brefs, et leur mise en discours. Colloque international Le genre en bref. Son discours, sa grammaire, son énonciation, Mar 2017, Tokyo, Japon. pp.173-188. ⟨halshs-02490937⟩



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