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Les unités du discours en Langue des Signes Française. Tentative de catégorisation dans le cadre d'une grammaire de l'iconicité.

Abstract : In the first part of this dissertation I address the issue of iconicity, both in vocal and sign languages, according to the habitual distinction between imagic and diagrammatic iconicity. In the second part, I present methodological issues related to data collected from Deaf adult signers. The video corpus I studied is composed of thirty-nine discourses, belonging to different genres (narrative and explicative) in French Sign Language (LSF). I propose new linguistic and enunciative categories for the analysis of such utterances. These categories reveal the complexity of the linguistic structures I describe, in the areas of simultaneity (double transfers) as well as syntax (succession). I propose a quantitative and qualitative analysis in the last part of the dissertation, showing the rough proportions of the different categories, according to their semiotic intent, resulting from an initial partition (Cuxac, 2000). Our analysis focuses on the so-called Highly Iconic Structures, which are the most salient units of illustrative intent. On the basis of this work, I am in a position to confirm a range of hypotheses regarding LSF spatial and iconic grammar.
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Marie-Anne Sallandre. Les unités du discours en Langue des Signes Française. Tentative de catégorisation dans le cadre d'une grammaire de l'iconicité.. Linguistique. Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis, 2003. Français. ⟨tel-00185376⟩

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