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PLACE DE L'ATTITUDE NORMATIVE DANS LE DISCOURS EPILINGUISTIQUE. LE LOCUTEUR NON-SPECIALISTE FACE A LA REPRESENTATION DE SES PROPRES PRATIQUES LINGUISTIQUES

Abstract : Language being a common possession shared by all the members of a given speech community, each speaker has a specific view on language, and even makes up his/her opinion about his/her own linguistic practice, when measured with a standard, normed variety, also known as the " reference " variety. Most often, these opinions are to be found within the discourse held by language (metalinguistic dimension) on language (epilinguistic dimension) as the latter conveys a certain number of value judgments that may lead the linguist, as a specialist and scientist - meaning he/she cares about being objective and neutral - if not to dismiss them, at least to qualify them as received ideas, prejudices, or even ideologies. So, what place does normative attitude occupy within the epilinguistic discourse nowadays? Are the metalinguistic representations of the ordinary speech only the result of some judgment passed on the other's language? If, from a strictly communicative point of view, there is no need to prove the essential nature of the concept of linguistic norm, its relevance can nonetheless be questioned by looking at it from a sociolinguistic point of view, a perspective that will enable the scientist to observe that this concept also conveys the idea of exclusion. Our research will therefore deal with the notions of variety and variation, both intrinsically linked to that of norm. Moreover, it seems that normative attitude may also reflect an idealization of the language by the average speaker. Thus, the research will also focus on the sociolinguistic representations - and all the ensuing attitudes - that have to do with language and its usages within the speech community.
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Hélène Favreau. PLACE DE L'ATTITUDE NORMATIVE DANS LE DISCOURS EPILINGUISTIQUE. LE LOCUTEUR NON-SPECIALISTE FACE A LA REPRESENTATION DE SES PROPRES PRATIQUES LINGUISTIQUES. Linguistique. Université d'Angers, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00666210⟩

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