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La reformulation en anglais contemporain : indices linguistiques et constructions discursives

Abstract : This study, carried out within the framework of the Theory of Enunciative Operations, is based on oral and written corpora. It analyses the elements which enable the identification of reformulations in contemporary English. The analysis of the notion leads us to examine the two main categories of reformulations : paraphrastic reformulations and non-paraphrastic reformulations. Several introducers can be associated to each of them. They can either be specific or non-specific and act as linguistic clues to the identification of reformulations. Introducers, however, are not always required and, when there are none, it is the discursive construction itself which can be interpreted as a reformulation. Reformulations can thus be found under very different forms, either from a syntactic or from an interpretative point of view. Throughout this work, we also examine the functions of reformulations in discourse. They can contribute to the activity of naming things, to discourse cohesion and structure, and to helping utterers better understand each other.
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Blandine Pennec. La reformulation en anglais contemporain : indices linguistiques et constructions discursives. Linguistique. Université Rennes 2, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00199413⟩

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