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Relations entre discours, intonation et gestualité en anglais britannique

Abstract : This thesis is based on the case study of videotaped dialogue between two British young women. While showing the links that exist between discourse, intonation and gestures, I first analyzed the composition of the oral paragraph which has been defined by Morel and Danon-Boileau (1998). From this morphological analysis I deduce that French and English exhibit structural and intonational differences and these in turn explain the differences found at the gestural level : spoken English exhibits a strict syntactic structure very close to that of the written language and some gestures such as discourse organisation gestures are consequently rarely used by the speakers.
Otherwise the systematic study of pauses, of speech turns and of hyperparagraphs (larger units corresponding more or less to the topic) has shown that the speaking turn system and the enunciative organization are marked by identical prosodic and gestural patterns, even though there exist some intercultural differences between the two communities.
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Gaelle Ferre. Relations entre discours, intonation et gestualité en anglais britannique. Linguistique. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00135076⟩



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