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À propos de quelques exceptions aux règles de la liaison et de l'élision

Abstract : About some exceptions to the rules of liaison and elision Liaison and elision in French are two phonological phenomena widely described in phonology and, more broadly, by grammarians, sociolinguists, acquisition researchers, etc. These phenomena can be treated simultaneously since both correspond to a phonological modification at the boundary between two words due to their properties and their syntactic relationship. In this paper, we propose to present some special cases of non-liaison or non-elision known or no literature coverage for others. Let us quote for example the possible absence of elision in front of letters (e.g. le L majuscule) or numbers (e.g. un onze de France), in front of certain colors (e.g. the orange of your jacket), in front of proper names (e.g. le Onfray d’aujourd’hui), and in front of acronyms (e.g. le FMI). Phonology does not deal with these last cases. Using semantic-syntactic treatments, we propose that the presence of an empty syntactic position between the two words (la [couleur] orange de ta veste) blocks the realization of the liaison or the elision. The absence of liaison or elision, instead of being seen as an inexplicable exception to an expected phenomenon, would be merely the manifestation in phonology of a syntactic barrier separating linearly contiguous elements. This hypothesis, widely illustrated in the article, allows us to bring phonology and syntax together.
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Lotfi Abouda, Céline Dugua, Guillaume Enguehard. À propos de quelques exceptions aux règles de la liaison et de l'élision. 7e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française, Jul 2020, Montpellier, France. ⟨10.1051/shsconf/20207809010⟩. ⟨halshs-03023138⟩



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