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Prologue : "Bonne" et "mauvaise" répétition

Abstract : Heartbeats, nights, days and seasons alternation, monday mornings… Our lives are made of repetitions. What about repetition in language? Long neglected, verbal repetition is today treated in numerous studies which tackle its specific aspects: figures, authors, texts or speech types. This book is new and original in that it is the first to provide a unitary definition of repetition. What changes when sounds, words, phrases are said several times? How does speech serve anything other than the transmission of information? Why is repetition used in lyrical, political, religious and magical practices? These questions and many more are treated and clarified by the author, who has been thinking and writing for years about verbal repetition. Written from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, this book is aimed not only at linguists but at all those who are interested in the power of words.
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Emmanuelle Prak-Derrington. Prologue : "Bonne" et "mauvaise" répétition. Magies de la répétition, ENS Éditions, 2021, Langages, 979-10-362-0270-4. ⟨halshs-02817192⟩



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