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L'un et le multiple. L'imparfait de l'indicatif en français. Valeur en langue et usages en discours

Abstract : This dissertation deals with the French imparfait of the indicative mood. It studies the signified of the imparfait and its functioning in its various usages. The aim is to connect the meaning of the imparfait to the multiplicity of its uses in speech. To do so, we examine, in a first part, the theoretic tools developed by the linguistic analysis to describe verbal tenses and the principal current approaches to the imparfait. From this discussion, we will suggest a signified for the imparfait and a theoretical device to account for meaning production in speech. In a second part, we put into practice our approach by applying it to a corpus of first-hand collected data from literary, journalistic and interactional texts. We then focus on the study of “temporal” and “modal” uses of the imparfait and on the temporal relations which may be associated with it.
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Adeline Patard. L'un et le multiple. L'imparfait de l'indicatif en français. Valeur en langue et usages en discours. Linguistique. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00257801⟩

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